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

  • Three-year (1993-1995) estimates of medical care charges for patients with diabetes ranged from $10,439 for those without comorbid conditions to $44,417 for those with heart disease and hypertension.  
  • 1 in every 5 health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications.  
  • Roughly 38 percent of the adult population (about 100 million people) might have prediabetes in 2021- up from 29.7 percent in 2011.  
  • The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 is $174 billion–$116 billion in excess medical expenditures, $58 billion in reduced productivity.  
  • The average number of diabetes medications used per patient increased from 1.14 in 1994 to 1.63 in 2007.