Silver Book Fact

The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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  • Indirect costs of diabetes include increased absenteeism ($2.6 billion) and reduced productivity while at work ($20.0 billion) for the employed population, reduced productivity for those not in the labor force…  
  • Patients with a long duration of type 2 diabetes were found to have a lower total brain volume and gray and white matter volume than those without the disease.  
  • Death rates from cardiovascular disease are around 1.7 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
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