What is the medical cost of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in the US?

Updated: Sep 13, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Despite the differences between type 1 and type 2 DM, the costs of the 2 conditions are often combined. In a study that focused on type 1 alone, Tao et al estimated that in the United States, type 1 DM is responsible for $14.4 billion in medical costs and lost income each year. [8]


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