Silver Book Fact

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • A person with diabetes can expect to lose more than $160,000 over his or her working life, compared to a peer without the disease.  
  • Seventy-nine million adults (50 percent of people over sixty-five) with prediabetes are at high risk of developing the disease over the next ten years.  
  • Between 2009 and 2034, annual diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion (2007 dollars).  
  • Close to 1/3 of those age 65 and older have diabetes.  
  • Following the current path, diabetes cases will increase by 52.9% between 2003 and 2023.