Question of the Week

How much did Americans spend on diabetes and diseases attributed to diabetes in 2007?


    Medical expenditures totaled $116 billion and were comprised of $27 billion for diabetes care, $58 billion for chronic diabetes-related complications, and $31 billion for excess general medical costs. Indirect costs resulting from increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, disease-related unemployment disability, and loss of productive capacity due to early mortality totaled $58 billion.[1]

    [1] The American Diabetes Association in association the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention