Type 2 diabetes mellitus: the grand overview.

  title={Type 2 diabetes mellitus: the grand overview.},
  author={Robert E. Ratner},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={15 Suppl 4},
  • Robert E. Ratner
  • Published 1998 in
    Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British…
Type 2 diabetes currently accounts for over 100 billion dollars in annual healthcare expenditure in the United States and 28% of the national (Medicare) healthcare budget for elderly Americans. In our inner-city hospital, 20% of all 950 beds are occupied by patients with diabetes; and 28-38% of patients receiving cardiac care in Coronary Care Units, catheterization laboratories or cardiovascular surgery, have diabetes as an underlying disorder. Both computer modelling and controlled clinical… CONTINUE READING
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