The cost of diabetes could cripple the United States economy in the years to come as more and more people suffer serious complications from the disease.
In 2007, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes was $174 billion
$116 billion in direct medical costs and
$58 billion in indirect costs such as disability, work loss or premature mortality.
After adjusting for population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes are more than 2 times higher than what expenditures for people without diabetes.
Reaching patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and providing the information and support they need to manage and live well with diabetes.
The Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program offers patients an opportunity to start their journey with diabetes with sound information and support so they can start to prevent the devastating complications of diabetes on day 1.
Proper diabetes management requires daily decisions about treating blood glucose, physical activity and healthy eating, and the data that needs to be tracked can be overwhelming.
Diabetes 24/7 is an online program designed to provide people living with diabetes tools to properly monitor their health.
It provides individuals the opportunity to create personal health records to help in diabetes self-management, while allowing them to share valuable health information with others, including their providers and family members.