Diabetes is a growing health problem in the U.S. and a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that diabetes is also adding significantly to health care costs in California.
The report finds one in three hospitalized patients in California has diabetes. In San Diego County, additional hospital costs for patients with diabetes run up to $120 million a year.
Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute discusses this alarming trend with KPBS on the Midday Edition radio program and also on KPBS’ Evening Edition television broadcast.
To watch these segments visit Study Shows Impact Of Diabetes On San Diego Health Care Costs.