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

  • Conservative estimates predict that diabetes prevalence will increase 165% between 2000 and 2050.  
  • Close to 1/3 of those age 65 and older have diabetes.  
  • Diabetes is costly, accounting for one-tenth of US health care expenditures in 2007.  
  • Percent of Blindness in 2010 Due to DR by Region
     
  • Death rates from cardiovascular disease are around 1.7 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.