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How is diabetes one of the biggest drains on our society's resources?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Diabetes is one of the biggest drains on our society's resources - both financial and human. The total economic toll of diabetes in the United States alone is more than $100 billion dollars annually. To put this in perspective, the average annual cost of health care for a diabetic is approximately $12,000, whereas the cost for an adult without diabetes is about $3,000. Diabetes is responsible for more than 30 million visits to doctors each year, and for a total of about 15 million days of hospitalization for diabetes-related issues. In addition to an earlier death, diabetes carries significant risks of serious complications such as blindness, a need for dialysis, and limb amputation.

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