Significant economic burden from diabetes

With more than 420 million affected individuals, as highlighted by the WHO Global report on diabetes issued for the 2016 World Diabetes Day, diabetes is among the leading metabolic diseases and a growing burden for health systems across the globe. In cooperation with an international team of scientists, economists Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann, Vera Sagalova und Prof. Sebastian Vollmer from the University of Göttingen have now calculated that in 2015 the world-wide economic burden of diabetes reached $1.3 trillion or 1.8 percent of global GDP. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)