Diabetics cost more than dogs…probably
20 August, 2012 in news
This dog thought vets fees were expensive, but apparently diabetics cost even more to keep than dogs. The latest figures show that the 40million prescriptions for diabetes drugs issued by the NHS each year cost over Â£760m.
Type 1s smugly point out that there are more Type 2s so theyâ€™re obviously the ones taking most of the budget. But JDRFÂ point out that insulin costs make up over half of the bill, and thatâ€™s mostly used by Type 1s. Diabetes UK also have quite an interesting overview of the numbers.
From this I conclude: donâ€™t get a diabetic, theyâ€™re expensive, itâ€™s much more economical to get a dog.
By the way, I was planning to spend today relaxing in my basket with a juicy bone, but @Marianne’s comments on my previous efforts encouraged me to do a bit more reading. This dog is easily motivated by compliments.