Pharmaceutical therapies can help reduce the diabetes at high cost. They include drugs for high blood pressure and end-stage kidney disease. Statins are quite costly for people with Type 2 diabetes with hyperlipidemia (an abnormal amount of fats in the blood such as cholesterol) and a history of cardio-vascular disease.
However, unlike many other interventions, it seems that these are mostly already being used with moderate effects and limited scope for improvement.
Early diagnosis can be accomplished through relatively inexpensive blood testing.Treatment of diabetes involves lowering blood glucose and the levels of other known risk factors that damage blood vessels. Tobacco use cessation is also important to avoid complications.
Interventions that are feasible in developing countries include:
Other interventions include:
These measures should be supported by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use.
A person with type 2 diabetes spends on average more than $85,000 treating the disease and its complications over their lifetime.
Lifetime costs for treating type 2 diabetes are slightly higher for women than men.
The average yearly expenditure of diabetic people towards treatments is in the region of USD 700
Effective drugs in diabetes are now off-patent
COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
Momordica Charantia plant is rich in vital vitamins and minerals.
Momordica Charantia also known as Bitter Melon, a vine of the Cucurbitaceous family is a unique vegetable-fruit used as food or medicine.
The fruit contains at least three active substances: