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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.

  1. 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)" This link will take you to another Web site (external site) , Can J Diabetes 2004 28(2) 1-8