Half of Americans prone to Diabetes by 2020? So says UnitedHealth

UnitedHealth has released a report on healthcare costs related to diabetes that claims fully half of all Americans will be prone to diabetes in just ten years.  The vast majority of those are in a “prediabetic” condition, but it is still a significant issue for healthcare providers as costs for even those in a prediabetic state tend to be significantly higher than those not in a prediabetic state.  This has significant considerations for healthcare policy and reform.

Link here to the Reuters report (no link to the study).

Marc

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