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Table A13–1 Health Care Costs Associated with IDDM

 

% of Cases

Duration (years)

% with Care

Cost per Unit

Units per Case

Form of Treatment

First 20 years

100%

 

CONVENTIONAL THERAPY—70%

Treatment phase

Yearly

Hypoglycemia

20.00

20%

$500

1.0

Treatment of severe hypoglycemia

 

20.00

35%

$100

1.0

Treatment modification

Physician visits and diagnostics

20.00

35%

$150

4.0

Quarterly visit plus diagnostic

 

 

20.00

35%

$150

2.0

Semiannual visit plus diagnostic

20.00

35%

$150

1.0

Specialist visit plus diagnostic

20.00

35%

$50

1.0

Case management, counseling

Self-management

20.00

70%

$15

18.0

Insulin

 

20.00

70%

$100

12.0

Other supplies

INTENSIVE THERAPY—30%

Treatment phase

Yearly

Hypoglycemia

20.00

15%

$500

1.0

Treatment of severe hypoglycemia

Physician visits and diagnostics

20.00

30%

$150

1.0

Quarterly visit (endocrinologist)

 

 

20.00

30%

$500

1.0

Annual visit (e.g., ophthalmologist)

20.00

30%

$50

2.0

Case management, counseling

Self-management

20.00

30%

$16

24.0

Insulin

 

20.00

30%

$200

12.0

Other supplies

Remainder of life

100%

 



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