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Medical Costs For Youth With Diabetes More Than $9,000 A Year

Young people with diabetes face substantially higher medical costs than children and teens without the disease, according to a CDC study published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes Care. The study found annual medical expenses for youth with diabetes are $9,061, compared to $1,468 for youth without the disease. Much of the extra medical costs come from prescription drugs and outpatient care.
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