Minimizing the economic burden of type 2 diabetes

We blogged previously about a new diabetes study that is now available in its entirety. The study, “Improved Management Can Help Reduce the Economic Burden of Type 2 Diabetes: A 20-year Actuarial Projection,” indicates that a 50% improvement in diabetes management and control will have immediate and longer-term implications, including:

  • A reduction in diabetes-associated deaths by 49,000
  • A reduction in diabetes-associated complications by 239,000
  • Annual cost reductions of $196 billion (in 2031 dollars)

Read the full study here.