Building the Business Case for DSMES

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Diabetes is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently, diabetes affects 30 million Americans, or 9.4% of the US population.6

As of 2017, the financial impact of diabetes was estimated at $327 billion, comprising not only the direct financial burden but also indirect effects on health resources and productivity.9 These costs are expected to continue to increase as diabetes rates continue to climb.40

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