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Diabetes Costing Americans More Than Any Other Disease

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Based on new research, half of all healthcare expenditures is directed to treat a small group of diseases with diabetes at the top of the list. In 2013, diabetes cost $101 billion in diagnosis and treatment. The second most costly disease was ischemic heart disease at $88 billion in 2013. Researchers attribute an aging population and susceptibility for the prevalence of diabetes.