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The economic burden of prediabetes
The economic burden of prediabetes (November 26, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Colorado - A new report published in Diabetes Care finds that the economic burden of prediabetes has risen early 75% in the past five years. Researchers found a 48% increase in both direct and indirect costs of diabetes over the past five years, with the health care costs and lost productivity in 2012 totalling over $322 billion. These numbers equate to $1,000 for every American. Meanwhile, costs of prediabetes rose by 74% over the same period, and costs of undiagnosed diabetes by 82%.
 
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