Diabetic - Cost-effective

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Cost-effective: Diabetic Surgery is cost-effective than life long medical treatment

The costs of Type 2 diabetes are substantial: In the USA, the lifetime cost has been estimated at $US 172 000 for a person diagnosed at the age of 50 years and $US 305 000 if diagnosed at the age of 30 years. The estimate included both the direct medical costs of diabetes and its complications and indirect costs caused by work absence, reduced productivity at work, disability and premature death. Over 60% of the medical cost was incurred within 10 years of diagnosis. (Zhuo X. Life-time cost of type 2 diabetes in the US. Presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting, 25–29 June 2010, Orlando, FL, USA. Abstract 0434-PP)

Diabetic Surgery & Weight loss Surgery is the cost saving tool: Surgery for severe obesity, regardless of diabetes status, has been assessed as cost-effective and, in some analyses, cost saving.

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  2. Salem L, Devlin A, Sullivan SD, Flum DR. Cost-effectiveness analysis of laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and nonoperative weight loss interventions. Surg Obes Related Dis 2008.
  3. Cremieux PY et al. A study on the economic impact of bariatric surgery. Am J Manag Care 2008.
  4. Ackroyd R, Mouiel J, Chevallier JM, Daoud F. Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of obesity surgery in patients with type-2 diabetes in three European countries. Obes Surg 2006.
  5. van Mastrigt GA. One-year cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment of morbid obesity: vertical banded gastroplasty versus Lap-Band.[erratum appears in Obes Surg. 2006 May;16(5):682]. Obes Surg 2006.