Silver Book Fact

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness for individuals ages 20 to 74.

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • From 2009 – 2012, 71% of adults with diabetes had high blood pressure or used medications to lower their HBP.  
  • 48.5% of 64-year-olds with diabetes have 3 or more comorbidities and physical limitations–less than 10% have none.  
  • 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…  
  • In 2010, around 73,000 lower-limb amputations were performed in adults with diagnosed diabetes. These amputations account for around 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in people age 20 and older.  
  • Individuals diagnosed with diabetes have a 2 to 4 times higher risk of developing heart disease, than those without the disease.