Published in Managed Care Business Week, March 7th, 2006
Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, up from 18.2 million in 2003. One in three Americans, and one in two minorities, born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. The cost of diabetes in the United States in 2002 was at least $132 billion. Despite the growing diabetes epidemic, Congress last year passed a budget which, for the first time, cut federal funding for diabetes research and...
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