Improved management can help reduce the economic burden of type 2 diabetes: A 20-year actuarial project

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By Kathryn V. Fitch, Kosuke Iwasaki, Bruce S. Pyenson | 28 April 2010
Diabetes is a major health cost driver, and people with the condition are at higher risk for developing severe complications. The authors' modeling indicates that a 50% improvement in type 2 diabetes management would have immediate positive results, and in 20 years would lead to a lower rate of diabetes-related complications and deaths as well as a reduction in associated medical costs.