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37 Billion: The High Cost of Diabetes Complications in Older Adults
Diabetes is the most expensive chronic disease in the United States. This study found that complications associated with diabetes are costly and vary by condition among Medicare beneficiaries 65 or older with type 2 diabetes.
In 2017, the total cost of all diabetes complications was over $37 billion in this population. The most common complications were kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke. These three conditions accounted for nearly half of the total cost.
ADA Advises New BP, Lipid Targets for People With Diabetes
New more aggressive targets for blood pressure and lipids are among the changes to the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Care in Diabetes — 2023. The standards are now advising a blood pressure target forpeople with diabetes of less than 130/80 mmHg, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets below 70 mg/dL or no greater than 55 mg/dL, depending on the cardiovascular risks.
Ask the Experts: How to Take the Lead in Your Health Care: What to discuss with Your Diabetes Team
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Join us for the Ask the Experts event "How to Take the Lead in Your Health Care: What to Discuss with Your Diabetes Team". You are the leader of your health care team. Build your confidence and advocate for yourself within your care team.
All events will be held at 2:00 PM ET unless otherwise noted.
Click the sign-up button below to register for this event or return to the Ask the Experts landing page to see more events: www.diabetes.org/experts.
Information courtesy of the American Diabetes Association