According to the CDC, the estimated diabetes cost in the United State in 2007 was $116 billion. Indirect costs which include disability, work loss and premature death were $58 billion. New research released by the American Diabetes Association in 2013 estimates that the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion ($176 billion direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity), which represents a 41% increase in cost since 2007.
During 2012, the total costs for diabetes care in Georgia were approximately $7.6 billion.
About $5.5 billion of direct medical costs were accumulated. Indirect cost Georgians about $2.2 billion.
People with diabetes on average pay 2.3 times more in medical expenses than someone not living with diabetes.
American Diabetes Association; Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care March 6, 2013. Published online before print March 6, 2013, doi: 10.2337/dc12-2625