Dear Medicine: Diabetes Prevention Is Not Your Battle to Fight

Torres B, Atkinson E. Dear medicine: diabetes prevention is not your battle to fight. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. Dear Medicine, You need help. We know that you have been trying to handle chronic diseases, especially diabetes, by yourself; however, there are 422 million adults with diabetes worldwide, and prevalence continues to grow. [1.NCD-RisC. […]

What Are We Willing to Pay to Be Unhealthy?: A Markov Model for Diabetes Prevention

Whetten J. What are we willing to pay to be unhealthy?: a Markov model for diabetes prevention. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. Abstract Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle changes compared to metformin use to manage diabetes, accounting for varying discount rates and determining the willingness-to-pay (WTP) to forgo alterations to diet and […]