The Cost of Diabetes
- Individuals and families bear the cost of diabetes through medical expenses, inconvenience and deteriorating health. These personal burdens translate into significant costs for Canadian society as a whole.
- With the aging of Canada's population, the total direct health care costs associated with diabetes is expected to increase to over $8 billion annually by 20161.
- Based on Ohinmaa A et al, "The projection of prevalence and cost of diabetes in Canada:2000-2016 (PDF document - 478.84 KB - 8 pages)" , Can J Diabetes 2004 28(2) 1-8