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Diabetes Leadership Council Calls on 117th Congress to Immediately Pass the INSULIN Act
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Person-Centered Prescription Assistance
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Insulin Manufacturer Access/Affordability Resources
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5 Diabetes Facts for Policymakers & Staff
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Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program
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Consumer drug costs should be FTC focus
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In The News

Hot New Diabetes Technology at the June 2021 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange
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Patient advocates are bristling
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FTC Launches Inquiry into PBM Industry
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Headed Away to School? Here’s What Students With Health Issues Need to Know
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Less Talk, More Action on Diabetes
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Capitol Report: Insulin Pricing Policy Briefing
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Statements and Letters

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Sharps Disposal
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Blood Glucose Monitor Accuracy
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Safe at School
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Fast Facts

#7
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and is likely underreported
1 in 3
People with prediabetes do not know they have it
1 in 5
People with diabetes do not know they have it
90-95%
People with diabetes who have type 2 diabetes
5-10%
People with diabetes who have type 1 diabetes
122 MILLION
Americans with diabetes
2.3x
Higher higher average medical costs for a person with diabetes compared to a person without diabetes
$16,750
Annual average medical spending for a person with diabetes, of which $9,600 is directly attributed to diabetes
$1 in $4
U.S. health care dollars related to diabetes
$237 BILLION
Direct medical costs related to diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. (in 2017, now more than $260 billion inflation adjusted to 2021)
$327 BILLION
Total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. (2017)
#7
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and is likely underreported
1 in 3
People with prediabetes do not know they have it
1 in 5
People with diabetes do not know they have it
90-95%
People with diabetes who have type 2 diabetes
5-10%
People with diabetes who have type 1 diabetes
122 MILLION
Americans with diabetes
2.3x
Higher higher average medical costs for a person with diabetes compared to a person without diabetes
$16,750
Annual average medical spending for a person with diabetes, of which $9,600 is directly attributed to diabetes
$1 in $4
U.S. health care dollars related to diabetes
$237 BILLION
Direct medical costs related to diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. (in 2017, now more than $260 billion inflation adjusted to 2021)
$327 BILLION
Total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. (2017)

Policy Recommendations to Improve U.S. Health Care

Patient costs for medicines, equipment and supplies should reflect all discounts and rebates negotiated or mandated across the supply chain, just like other health care products and services. National level rebate reform is a critical step to help patients afford their medicines and confront perverse financial incentives in the current system.

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