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20.8 million people–7% of the population–have diabetes.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Home Page. http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/

Reference

Title
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Home Page
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • From 2009 to 2034, for the Medicare-eligible population, the diabetes population is expected to rise from 8.2 million in 2009 to 14.6 million in 2034.  
  • The estimated total financial cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007- taking into account medical care, disability, and premature death- was $174 billion.  
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