Group sounds alarm on rising costs of diabetes

04/24/2012 | HuffingtonPost.ca (Canada)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is calling for an increased focus on preventing and treating diabetes "for the sake of our health and the health of our economies." The U.S. is among the top five countries with the highest diabetes rates, with current direct and indirect costs amounting to $174 billion annually and estimates that it may increase to $3.4 trillion by 2020.

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