How does diabetes impact oral and eye health care costs?
Discover the connection between vision and oral health.
Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans and costs the U.S. an estimated 327 billion annually.
Diabetics are at risk for several vision and oral health-related issues, including tooth loss, periodontal disease, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. These medical conditions can be very costly for health plans, in fact, 1 in 7 health care dollars are spent treating diabetes and its complications.
It is estimated that 84 million Americans are pre-diabetic, meaning access to preventative care and early detection are critical in lowering medical costs. Learn more about the financial impact diabetes has on oral and eye health in our latest infographic.