Silver Book Fact

Almost 30% of people with diabetes aged 40 years or older have impaired sensation in the feet (i.e., at least one area that lacks feeling.)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2012, the total cost of diabetes was $245 billion–$176 billion in medical costs and $69 billion in lost productivity.  
  • About 1/4 of Americans age 60 and over had diabetes (either physician diagnosed or undiagnosed) in 2003-2006.  
  • The number of workdays absent because of diabetes in 2007 is approximately 15 million.  
  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes in the U.S., by age and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • Approximately 60% to 70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage causing impaired sensation or pain in the extremities, slowed digestion, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other…