Brown Uni­ver­sity: Di­a­betes lev­els at cri­sis point

Fiji Sun - - World News -

The Pa­cific’s prob­lems with di­a­betes have reached a cri­sis point ac­cord­ing to a United States health­care re­searcher. Pro­fes­sor Stephen McGar­vey from Brown Uni­ver­sity has been study­ing type 2 di­a­betes in Amer­i­can Samoa and Samoa.

He said the cost of the dis­ease can not sim­ply be mea­sured in the money spent fund­ing treat­ments for vic­tims of the dis­ease.

“The fi­nan­cial cost, which is not the pri­mary cost, the pri­mary cost is the cost to an in­di­vid­u­als well-be­ing, and func­tion the abil­ity for them to be present at their grand­child’s high school grad­u­a­tion or wed­ding.

“Those are se­ri­ous costs that in­di­vid­u­als pay.

“But the dol­lars in the health­care sys­tem of coun­tries that have a lot of di­a­betes? My good­ness it’s very se­ri­ous.”


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