Silver Book Fact

Close to 1/3 of those age 65 and older have diabetes.

Cowie C, Rust K, Ford E, et al. Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006. Diabetes Care. February 2009; 32: 287-94. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/2/287

Reference

Title
Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
February 2009
Authors
Cowie C, Rust K, Ford E, et al
Pages
287-94
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Globally, diabetes affected an estimated 366 million adults in 2011- a figure predicted to rise to 552 million by 2030.  
  • 20.8 million people–7% of the population–have diabetes.  
  • 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes–a condition of higher-than-normal blood glucose levels that puts them at risk of developing diabetes.  
  • In 2010, around 73,000 lower-limb amputations were performed in adults with diagnosed diabetes. These amputations account for around 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in people age 20 and older.  
  • Annual Direct and Indirect Costs of Diabetic Retinopathy