Figures: Diabetes in Wisconsin
Diabetes is a serious, common, costly, yet controllable
disease affecting over 475,000 adults and 4,500 children and adolescents
People with diabetes are at increased risk of
diabetes-related complications, including blindness, kidney disease, foot
and leg amputations, cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, poor oral
health, and death from influenza and pneumonia.
Besides serious health-related complications, diabetes is
also economically costly in Wisconsin. The direct (medical care) and
indirect (lost productivity) costs of diabetes in Wisconsin total an
estimated $6.15 billion.
There are currently two documents that provide detailed information
about diabetes in Wisconsin.
An additional Department of Health Services report,
completed in December 2010, presents information on the epidemic of
chronic diseases (including diabetes) in Wisconsin and the relationship of
chronic diseases to the economy.
The Epidemic of Chronic
Disease in Wisconsin: Why it Matters to the Economy and What You Can Do to
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March 08, 2013