Cases of the disease in the U.S. is expected to increase significantly by 2034.
Chicago (WiredPRNews.com) – The number of U.S. diabetes cases is expected to substantially increase over the next 25 years. As reported by Reuters, the number of individuals who have the disorder will double by 2034, which will triple costs, according to a recent study.
Dr. Elbert Huang of the University of Chicago is quoted by the AP as stating of his study, which is published in the Diabetes Care journal, “We forecast that in the next 25 years, the population size of people with diabetes — both diagnosed and undiagnosed — will rise from approximately 24 million people to 44 million people by the year 2034.”
Huang is further quoted in the report as stating, “We anticipate that the cost of taking care of those people — and these are direct medical costs — will triple over the same period of time, going from $113 billion today to $336 billion (per year).”
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