Silver Book Fact

More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in diabetics.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 7% of adults in the US and leads to substantial personal and economic burden.  
  • Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes  
  • The prevalence of diabetes increased by 8.2% from 2000 to 2001. Since 1990, the prevalence of those diagnosed with diabetes increased 61%.  
  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes, by medical condition and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • 20.8 million people–7% of the population–have diabetes.