Silver Book Fact

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.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Of Medicare fee-for-service patients with chronic conditions, more are treated for diabetes than any other condition (24.3%).  
  • Following the current path, diabetes cases will increase by 52.9% between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Deaths from diabetes are underreported with one study finding that only 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had the disease listed anywhere on their death certificate.  
  • Due to the combined burdens and complications of diabetes, individuals at age 60 that are diagnosed with diabetes have a reduction in life expectancy and quality-of-life years of 7.3 and…  
  • In 2007, approximately 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in Americans aged 20 years or older.