The Diabetes Care Foundation, a consortium, calls for early intervention to use appropriate drugs to control blood sugar and protect organs, which can not only reduce the risk of heart and kidney disease in people with diabetes, but also greatly reduce the burden of health care in the long run. According to the statistics of the Diabetes Association of the Republic of China, from 2000 to 2014, the population of type 2 diabetes in Taiwan gradually increased from 840,000 to 2.2 million, and it continues to increase at a rate of about 150,000 per year. Judging from this growth trend, it is conservatively estimated that there are about 2.5-3 million people with diabetes in Taiwan, which is quite an astonishing number.
The year-by-year increase in the diabetes population old picture restoration in Taiwan is also reflected in the domestic health insurance payment. According to the statistics of the National Health Insurance Administration, the medical expenses for diabetes in 2019, including drugs, total diagnosis and treatment expenses, hospitalization expenses, and other medical materials and other treatment expenses, totaled nearly 31 billion yuan, ranking second among the top ten expenses of health insurance. 【Diabetes Care Foundation】Incretin_One
Minute Lecture_3 Out of control blood sugar affects the whole body organs! Diabetic heart and kidney comorbidities increase the financial burden of health care In addition to the high medical expenses of diabetes itself, the executive director of the Diabetes Care Foundation, a clinical professor of the Department of Internal Medicine of National Taiwan University Hospital, said, "Diabetes is also the root cause of many diseases. Poor blood sugar control will further affect the blood vessels of the whole body. and organs."