Silver Book Fact

Approximately 284,000 deaths in 2007 are attributed to diabetes.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 4.2 million U.S. adults age 40 and older with diabetes, had diabetic retinopathy (from 2005 – 2008).  
  • Diabetes prevalence in the United States increased by more than 60% between 1990 and 2001.  
  • In 2012, the total cost of diabetes was $245 billion–$176 billion in medical costs and $69 billion in lost productivity.  
  • The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.  
  • The estimated total costs of diabetes (direct and indirect) in 2007 were $174 billion.