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44,400 diabetics began treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 2002.

National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States; 2005. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/2005_National_Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf?redirect=true. Accessed July 8, 2015

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.   
  • Americans with diagnosed diabetes incur average expenditures of $11,744 per year. These expenditures are approximately 2.3 times higher than what they would be in the absence of diabetes.  
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.  
  • Total health care expenditures by diabetes status, 2002 (in millions of dollars and % of U.S. total)  
  • In 2002, diabetes mellitus caused 54,715 deaths in people age 65 and older – ~74% of all diabetes mellitus deaths that year.