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NZ: Cost of diabetes in NZ – prediction

Diabetes Epidemic Intensifies

Diabetes New Zealand has new predictions about the economic costs of the type 2 diabetes epidemic in New Zealand.

According to their new report, the cost of the type 2 diabetes epidemic to the health sector is likely to reach $1.6 billion a year by 2021. It will consume an estimated 15% of the governnment’s health budget, up from 3% of the current health budget.

The study also notes that actual prevalence of diabetes in 2006 is 19 percent higher than the Ministry of Health predicted it would be back in 2001.

Read more: News, Diabetes NZ, 5 May 2007

Read the report: Type 2 diabetes – outcomes model update, May 2007

Diabetes cases soar beyond forecasts

Read more: NZ Herald, 7 May 2007

Greater understanding of Diabetes

Health Minister Pete Hodgson comments on Diabetes New Zealand’s new report.

Read more: Press release, NZ Government, 5 May 2007

Published on May 5, 2007 in New Zealand news