Comparison of yearly costs: T1D vs. relevant ADA all diabetes estimates (2005 dollars).
We used a conservative rate of inflation of 3% per year for 2006 and 2007 from the BLS to deflate the ADA figures.b
We removed nursing home and hospice costs from the figure since the MEPS does not collect information on the institutionalized population.c
This figure was obtained by removing the $26.9 billion attributed to early mortality from the total of $58.2 billion in indirect costs because our methodology concerning early mortality differed significantly. If we left early mortality costs in both the ADA and our calculations, indirect costs for T1D would be 13.9 percent of costs for all diabetes.