Because diabetes is a pervasive chronic disease inflating costs for American consumers and health plan sponsors, HealthMine sought to understand how consumers are managing with this illness and how it impacts their lives. Data and analysis in this report may be useful to health plan executives and benefits leaders in better engaging individuals with chronic disease in their population in order to improve their lives and lower their healthcare costs.
- 73% of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes report difficulty coping with their illness and 66% feel their diabetes is not completely under control.
- 72% have at least one other chronic condition. 67% have had health complications. One out of five also struggles with chronic pain, cardiovascular disease or mental illness