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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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  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes, by medical condition and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • 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.  
  • 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes over the course of his/her lifetime.  
  • In 2002, people with diabetes had medical expenditures that were 2.4 times higher than those without the disease.  
  • The average number of diabetes medications used per patient increased from 1.14 in 1994 to 1.63 in 2007.