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Diabetes is the 5th deadliest disease in the United States.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • More than 65% of Americans who have diabetes will die of some type of cardiovascular disease.  
  • The average cost per diabetes prescription increased from $56 in 2001 to $76 in 2007.  
  • 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.  
  • Decreased productivity due to diabetes costs an individual between $3,700 and $8,700 in yearly earnings.  
  • Diabetes drug expenditures rose from $6.7 billion in 2001 to $12.5 billion in 2007.