By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.
Researchers have figured out how much a person with type 2 diabetes can expect to pay over a lifetime. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Xiaohui Zhuo ran a computer model based on national data. Here’s what he found:
“Persons with diabetes pay on average over $85,000 treating the disease over his or her lifetime.”
This includes treatment for diabetes such as insulin, and treatment for conditions that grow from diabetes, such as kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.
Zhou also says this puts numbers behind the need to prevent type 2 diabetes or to control it if people have the disease. Diet and physical activity can help in both.
The study is in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.