The RTW is one of ten intensive care units at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a 757 – bed teaching hospital that cared for more than 38,000 patients per year.
As Imboden will learn quickly. That a diabetic can be very costly. Released Tuesday by the Associated Press estimates that diabetes costs the U.S. $ 218,000 per year in medical expenses, lost productivity and disability. And while some of these costs only indirectly taken by the condition, the American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetics spend more than $ 20 billion of this total health care alone. So what happens when diabetics are forced to choose between rent and mines – ? Many are looking for alternative ways to make ends meet, to generous doctors and foreign suppliers when coverage is not adequate or fund is. Continue reading