Zonszein also noted, however, that the study "illustrates, as expected, how diabetes, when not diagnosed and treated properly, can cause disabilities, with a high cost to the patient, the family, society and a burden to the health care system."
"This study adds to others that show, from a public-health-policy perspective, the importance of shifting monies from treating complications and disability to investing in disease prevention, and early diagnosis and treatment," he said.
Learn more about treating diabetes from the American Diabetes Association.
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