Which country is the most expensive to have diabetes?

PharmacoEconomics released a new study where they stated that the United States is the most expensive country to have type 2 diabetes. The average price of treatment is around $283, 000.

Another study made by the researchers at the University of East Anglia analysed 109 data on how big were the effects of diabetes to people’s lives. They found out that employment chances for men and women are decreased and they lose almost $22, 000 earnings per year. Additionally, they found out that other countries are being affected by diabetes as well. Mexico, India, and China have seen an increase of rate in diabetes.

Over 380 million people worldwide are being affected by the said disease and that number is expected to increase to 592 million people by 2035.

Contributed by: TEACHER NATSU


Vocabulary Enhancement:

  1. Treatment – care provided to improve a situation
  2. Analyse – consider in detail and subject to an analysis or study
  3. Rate – the quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure


Perspective Exchange:

  1. Do you believe that health care is expensive in the US? Why or why not?
  2. How would you describe the cost of treatment in your country?
  3. Do you think the rate of diabetes in your country is decreasing or increasing? Why or why not?