News tagged with diabetes care

Nearly 10 percent of health spending for obesity

(AP) -- Obesity's not just dangerous, it's expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who's normal weight. Overall obesity-related health spending reaches ...

dateJul 27, 2009 in Health
shares0 comments 1

Show and prove

Loss of feeling in the feet is a common complication of diabetes, so it's critical that those with the disease wear shoes that fit properly and check their feet often for cuts or sores. Left untreated, a diabetic's foot wound ...

Undiagnosed diabetes takes economic toll

Approximately 6.3 million adults—or one fourth of the people in the U.S. with diabetes mellitus—are unaware they have the disease, and this undiagnosed population accounts for an estimated $18 billion in health care costs ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Health
shares0 comments 0