Warning sign: Rising health costs signal diabetes diagnoses years in advance
Researchers have found that increased costs for treating symptoms of diabetes can be tracked to five years before a diagnosis.
By Scott Wooldridge|April 23, 2021 at 09:20 AM
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Health care costs for treatment of diabetes symptoms begin to rise as much as five years before an actual diabetes diagnosis, a new report has found.
The study’s authors said that the data, taken from commercial plan claims, suggest that timely prevention efforts could result in a considerable amount of health care cost savings for patients. Those savings, and the impact on productivity, have clear implications for employer-sponsored health plans as well.
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