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$98,706: the average cost of each amputation due to complications from diabetes in CA

Diabetes by the Numbers:  California

The Prevalence of Diabetes in California

Diabetes is currently one of the ten leading causes of death in California. In 2009, 2,318,000 persons in California were estimated to have diabetes and the  disease was estimated to affect the health of 8.3 percent of the adult population. Not only does diabetes cause detriment to the well-being of California’s citizens, but it also puts a tremendous financial burden on the state.

Read more via http://www.apma.org/CADiabetesData

Diana’s note:  These are statistics from my home state. What’s the prevalence in yours? Visit this link and learn how diabetes affects your state:  http://www.apma.org/MainMenu/Foot-Health/State-Diabetes-Data.aspx

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