Diabetes cost U.S. $245 billion in 2012, report finds

03/7/2013 | HealthDay News

According to a report from the American Diabetes Association, the U.S. cost of diabetes grew to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007. Direct medical costs in 2012 were $176 billion, and medical spending for diabetes patients was more than twice as high as for those without the condition. The findings appear in Diabetes Care.

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