Silver Book Fact

Medical costs attributed to diabetes include $27 billion in direct care, $58 billion in treating diabetes-related chronic complications, and $31 billion in excess general medical costs.

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

  • In 2003-2006, 22.9% of Americans 60 years and over had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.  
  • Projected impact of changing demographic characteristics on the national cost of diabetes: 2002 – 2020 (in 2002 billions of dollars)  
  • Health care costs adjusted for age and sex are 2.3 times greater among people with diabetes than among those without the disease.  
  • Decreased productivity due to diabetes costs an individual between $3,700 and $8,700 in yearly earnings.  
  • In 2008, diabetes-related hospital costs totaled $83 billion.