Vol 7, No 5 (2006): Practical Diabetology
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Costs related to type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in Poland

Paweł Kawalec, Mariusz Kielar, Andrzej Pilc
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2006;7(5):287-294.


Diabetes mellitus is a serious epidemiological, social and economical health care problem. The polish type 1 diabetes population is estimated about 250 000 and over 2 mln type 2 diabetes patients (level of the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a polish population was defined on 5.37%). The results of this analysis emphasize large economic burden of diabetes mellitus therapy on health care system in Poland.

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