NOVEMBER IS AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH
TIME TO COMMUNICATE THE
SERIOUSNESS OF DIABETES AND
IMPORTANCE OF DIABETES PREVENTION
Diabetes is also costly. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion. Direct medical costs reach $116 billion, and the average medical expenditure among people with diabetes is 2.3 times higher than those without the disease.
Indirect costs amount to $58 billion (disability, work loss and premature mortality). Further published studies suggest that when additional costs for gestational diabetes, prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes are included, the total diabetes-related costs in the U.S. could exceed $218 billion. The cost of caring for someone with diabetes is $1 out of every $5 in total healthcare costs.
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its serious complications.
The American Diabetes Association will pay tribute those who have raised their hand and worked to Stop Diabetes® every day. People, places and programs that are working hard to change the future of diabetes will be highlighted. At the same time, Americans will be rallied to join these champions in the Stop Diabetes movement by pledging to take actions against diabetes.
For more information go to Stop Diabetes
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