Medical cost of diabetes:
The total cost of diabetes for people in Congressional District 9 in 2006 is estimated at $540,700,000. This estimate includes excess medical costs of $383,800,000 attributed to diabetes, and lost productivity valued at $156,900,000.
The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 exceeds $174 billion. This estimate includes $116 billion in excess medical expenditures attributed to diabetes, as well as $58 billion in reduced national productivity. People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures that are approximately 2.3 times higher than the expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes. Approximately $1 in $10 health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Indirect costs include increased factors such as absenteeism, reduced productivity, and lost productive capacity due to early mortality.