Silver Book Fact

17 million Americans–approximately 6% of the population–have type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • The annual cost of diabetes, in 2002 dollars, could rise to an estimated $156 billion by 2010, and $192 billion by 2020.  
  • Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.  
  • Between 2005 and 2008, 4.2 million adults age 40 and older had diabetic retinopathy.  
  • Patients with diabetes that are hospitalized for a cardiovascular event incur higher costs for cardiovascular care than their non-diabetic counterparts over 3 years. Compared to patients without diabetes, patients with…  
  • The estimated number of physician office visits for treated diabetes increased from 25 million in 1994 to 36 million in 2007.