Silver Book Fact

Close to 50% of those with diabetes are age 60 and older.

American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Published May 2008

Reference

Title
American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Published May 2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Diabetes accounts for 45% of new cases of kidney failure in the U.S.  
  • The prevalence of diabetes increased by 8.2% from 2000 to 2001. Since 1990, the prevalence of those diagnosed with diabetes increased 61%.  
  • 25.8 million Americans–8.3% of the total population–have diabetes.  
  • Conservative estimates predict that diabetes prevalence will increase 165% between 2000 and 2050.  
  • In 2010, diabetes-related health spending worldwide totaled $376 billion, corresponding to 12 percent of all health spending and $1,330 per person spent on diabetes.