Health and Economic Burdens of Diabetes and Its Complications
Diabetes is a prevalent disorder that affects a large segment of the population worldwide. In a conversation with Dr. Joshua M. Pogorelec, describing the economic burden of diabetes and its complications, he summed it up in one phrase: “bad disease; very expensive” (personal communication, 2018). While this chapter will go into more detail, that thought captures the essence of the matter. This chapter will not provide an exhaustive dialogue on the voluminous amount of information that has been published but will address the major associated issues.