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Diabetes-related spending has gone up

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The Health Care Cost Institute(HCCI) reported Monday spending for people with diabetes who are covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) increased at a faster pace (6%) than for people without the condition (3.2%), reaching $16,021 per capita in 2014.
The institute’s 2014 diabetes healthcare cost and utilization study found spending for diabetics saw an increase of $897 from 2013, and it was partly attributed to the rise of ER visits and prescription drug use among diabetics between 2012 and 2014.

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