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Diabetes is the 5th deadliest disease in the United States.

American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Published May 2008

Reference

Title
American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Published May 2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • Close to 1/3 of those age 65 and older have diabetes.  
  • In 2002, the cost of medications to treat diabetes was $7.3 billion.  
  • Between 1981 and 2004, age-adjusted death rates for diabetes increased by 38%.  
  • In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among Americans aged 65 and older.  
  • The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 is $174 billion–$116 billion in excess medical expenditures, $58 billion in reduced productivity.