Silver Book Fact

1 out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the U.S. is spent on diabetes mellitus.

Pompei, Peter. Diabetes Mellitus in Later Life. Generations. 2006; 30(3): 39-44. https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-1266202811/diabetes-mellitus-in-later-life

Reference

Title
Diabetes Mellitus in Later Life
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Pompei, Peter
Volume & Issue
Volume 30, Issue 3
Pages
39-44
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Close to 50% of those with diabetes are age 60 and older.  
  • Total cost of diabetes, 2002  
  • More than 29 million people in the U.S.—9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2014.  Of those, 8 million people were undiagnosed.  
  • The national burden of diabetes is likely to exceed $174 billion because it omits the social cost of intangibles such as pain and suffering, care provided by unpaid caregivers, excess…  
  • Roughly 38 percent of the adult population (about 100 million people) might have prediabetes in 2021- up from 29.7 percent in 2011.