Diabetes disease affects not only individual’s health but also national finance.
There are a lot of diabetic patients, the number of patients is around 2.5 million people, general estimate is over 8 million. Most of them have already become over 60, so they don’t need to spend 90% of their healthcare cost in Japanese law.
I don’t want to criticize Japanese policy about social security at all, I respect it rather than that. However, in current situation it need to be modified.
Diabetes disease has two major types. Type-2 cost a lot, if patients start to take artificial dialysis, the cost increases extremely. All cost of social security covered by people’s tax. I think it’s the most difficult problem for us.