Study shows high health cost over lifetime in type 2 diabetes

08/12/2013 | Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.)

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed the average lifetime medical cost of treating type 2 diabetes and related complications was nearly $85,000 per patient. Female patients showed slightly higher lifetime health costs compared with men, and treatment of diabetes complications made up 53% of lifetime medical costs, researchers said.

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