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 continued to increase at a rate of about 150,000 per year. Judging from this growth trend, it is conservatively estimated that Taiwan's current diabetic population is about 2.5-3 million people, which is quite staggering. The year-by-year increase in the diabetes population 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 Photo Restoration Service 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." In particular, nephropathy caused by diabetes can be described as one of the biggest culprits of kidney dialysis, and kidney disease is the “most expensive” disease in health insurance . ”, the annual expenditure was as high as 53.3 billion yuan. According to statistics, more than 30% of diabetic patients in Taiwan also have cardiovascular disease.
Statistics from the National Health Insurance Administration in the same year also found that the annual cost of chronic ischemic heart disease reached 12.266 billion yuan. Based on the above, it can be seen that the total cost of health insurance for diabetes, chronic ischemic heart disease and chronic kidney disease is quite considerable, which shows that the prevention and treatment of diabetes is urgent! Want to reduce your health care burden? Diabetics should protect their organs as soon as possible to control blood sugar and prevent comorbidities In view of this, in order to reduce the burden of health care, it is very important to intervene in the medication and treatment of diabetes patients as soon as possible to avoid the occurrence of subsequent comorbidities caused by uncontrolled blood sugar. Dr. Li Hongyuan pointed out, "In recent years, the international concept of diabetes treatment has changed dramatically. It is no longer simply controlling blood sugar, but also protecting organs as soon as possible."