DME causes significant financial hardship for long-haul truck drivers

SEATTLE — Focus groups of current and former truck drivers diagnosed with diabetic macular edema found that diabetes and DME can cause a significant financial burden for drivers, according to a poster here.Sunil S. Patel, MD, PhD, and colleagues at West Texas Retina Consultants recruited four former and four current long-haul truckers to participate in two focus groups. They also had the truckers file a 90-day diary of out-of-pocket expenses as well as record the time they and their caregivers spent treating diabetes and DME. The investigators shared their results (Read more...)

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