Silver Book Fact

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Proportion of Female Population with Confirmed Diabetes in 2002  
  • 9.7 million American women age 20 and older – 8.8% of all women in this age group – have diabetes. Nearly 1/3 do not know that they have it.  
  • Since 1980, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has more than doubled, rising from 2.8 percent of the USpopulation to 8.3 percent in 2010.  
  • Between 2009 and 2034, annual diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion (2007 dollars).  
  • In 2008, diabetes-related hospital costs totaled $83 billion.