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Weight loss of 1% for type 2 diabetics reduces health care costs by $256 per year
Monday, August 06, 2007 2:10 am Email this article
In type 2 diabetics, a weight loss of one percent of body weight reduced total health care costs by an average of 3.6 percent or $256 per year and diabetes-related costs by 5.8 percent or $131 per year. This according to a study of data from a health maintenance organization (HMO) for the period from July 1, 1997 through October 31, 2005. REFERENCE
Yu A, Wu E, Birnbaum H, Emani S, Fay M, Pohl G, Wintle M, Yang E, Oglesby A. Short-term economic impact of body weight change among patients with type 2 diabetes treated with antidiabetic agents: Analysis using claims, laboratory, and medical record data. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Jul 31.
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