Diabetes is becoming more common. But access to appropriate care for people living with diabetes? Not so much. So explains a new white paper from the Institute for Patient Access.
Authored by a dozen health care providers and advocates, “Protecting Access to Diabetes Care” notes that diabetes now affects about one in every 10 women, men and children in the United States. Last year the disease cost the nation $237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity.