Silver Book Fact

Between 2009 and 2034, annual diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion (2007 dollars).

Huang E, Basu A, O'Grady M, Capretta J. Projecting the Future Diabetes Population Size and Related Costs for the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32(12): 2225-9. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/12/2225.abstract

Reference

Title
Projecting the Future Diabetes Population Size and Related Costs for the U.S.
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Huang E, Basu A, O'Grady M, Capretta J
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 12
Pages
2225-9
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • After adjusting for age and sex differences, the average medical expenditures among people with diabetes were 2.3 times higher than expenditures for those without diabetes.  
  • Adults diagnosed with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than those without diabetes.  
  • The cost of complications for type 2 diabetics over a 30-year period are estimated at $47,240 per patient.  
  • 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.)  
  • Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.