New study reveals escalating cost of diabetes care in the US

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New study reveals escalating cost of diabetes care in the US

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Post by Emma » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:45 pm

[/break1]diabetes.org/advocate/resources/cost-of-diabetes.html]http://www.diabetes.org/advocate/resour ... betes.html





The American Diabetes Association (Association) released new research on March 6, 2013 estimating the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined.





This figure represents a 41 percent increase over a five year period.





The study, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012, was commissioned by the Association and addresses the increased financial burden, health resources used and lost productivity associated with diabetes in 2012. The study includes a detailed breakdown of costs along gender, racial and ethnic lines, and also includes a breakdown of costs on a state-by-state basis





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For the cost categories analyzed, care for people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for more than 1 in 5 health care dollars in the U.S., and more than half of that expenditure is directly attributable to diabete





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This estimate highlights the substantial burden that diabetes imposes on society. Additional components of societal burden omitted from our study include intangibles from pain and suffering, resources from care provided by non-paid caregivers, and the burden associated with undiagnosed diabetes.





full journal article : [/break1]diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2013/03/05/dc12-2625.full.pdf+html]http://care.diabetesjournals.org/conten ... l.pdf+html





It's not clear that it takes into account (aside from prescription drugs) the direct and indirect costs of conditions acquired as a result of complications of diabetes (kidney disease, heart and vessel disease, for example).





So tell me again how universal preventative/maintenance healthcare isn't cost effective ...

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Post by SueDB » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:04 pm

So tell me again how universal preventative/maintenance healthcare isn't cost effective ...It isn't UNTIL you (folks opposing PM/UHC) or someone close to you (partner) develop the condition. Then you find folks screaming about the cost of care/treatment along with possibly some massive lifestyle changes.
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:57 am

Diabetic, 27, dies after taking cheaper insulin as he lost private health insurance
Campaigners call for intervention over diabetes drug prices in US as thousands forced to rely on less effective over-the-counter drugs

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Josh Wilkerson was alone, in the sleeping quarters above the northern Virginia dog kennel where he worked, when he suffered a series of strokes that would prove fatal.

He had aged out of his stepfather’s health insurance plan on his 26th birthday and eventually switched to over-the-counter insulin. Like many other diabetics his age, he could not afford the prescription brand he needed.

A few hours after taking another dose of the lower-grade medication that June day in Leesburg, Mr Wilkerson was in the throes of a diabetic coma – his blood sugar level 17 times higher than what is considered normal.

His death at age 27 illustrates the worst-case scenario for thousands of lower-income people living with diabetes in the United States who depend on over-the-counter insulin that – for $25 (£21) a vial at Walmart – sells for one-tenth of what the more effective version costs.

“It’s very hard,” said his fiancee, Rose Walters, 27, who, like Mr Wilkerson, was born with a congenital form of the disease known as type 1 diabetes. “How many more young type 1 diabetes patients have to die before something finally changes?”


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 39656.html

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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:35 pm

Not diabetic, but I lost a nephew to an asthmatic attack a few years ago, about the same age, because he had no insurance and was using a grandmother’s shared prescription when he could get it. Same problem—our horrible insurance system. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law tried to do what they could, but he died right in front of them. She has never recovered.

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