Cost of Diabetes Treatment is Highest in the US

March 17, 2015 11:23 AM

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Cost of Diabetes Treatment is Highest in the US

The findings of a new study have revealed that cost of diabetes treatment is the highest in the US, with an average lifetime price tag of $283,000. Published in the journal PharmacoEconomics, the research presented analysis of 109 studies on the economic impact of type 2 diabetes.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), said, “Employment chances for women with diabetes in the U.S. are decreased by almost half. Women with diabetes also lose out on $21,392 in earnings per year—the highest loss due to diabetes worldwide”.

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