Last month, we asked how much more (in dollars) does the average person with T1D spend on medical costs and lost wages due to disability compared to someone without diabetes?
ANSWER: $498,676. Scary to think that just having diabetes adds nearly half a MILLION dollars to one’s lifetime healthcare & productivity costs. A major portion can be attributed to acute and chronic complications, so that’s one more BIG reason to manage diabetes the best we can.
CONGRATS TO: Congrats to Becky Cheney, a DIY hybrid closed loop system user from Boyertown, PA, USA for coming within a few dollars of the correct answer!
Books make a great Holiday gift.
In the type-1 diabetes community, no book is more popular than THINK LIKE A PANCREAS. The first edition was published in 2004, the second in 2011, and the third in 2020.
See if you can guess HOW MANY COPIES HAVE BEEN PURCHASED, as of December, 2021.
Integrated Diabetes Services is the worldwide leader in one-on-one consulting for people who use insulin. Diabetes “coaching” services are available in-person and remotely via phone and the internet for children and adults.