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Economic burden of diabetes continues to grow

November 24, 2014

Recent study findings published in Diabetes Care suggest that the economic burden of diabetes in the United States is continuing to rise.

“These statistics underscore the importance of findings ways to reduce the burden of prediabetes and diabetes through better prevention and treatment,” Timothy M. Dall, MS, managing director with IHS Life Sciences in Washington, DC, said in a press release. “The costs, in both financial and quality of life terms, are exceptionally high and in many cases could be preventable.”

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