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

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  • Hospitalization rates for stroke are 1.5 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
  • 1 out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the U.S. is spent on diabetes mellitus.  
  • Diabetes drug expenditures rose from $6.7 billion in 2001 to $12.5 billion in 2007.  
  • 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.