Silver Book Fact

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, adult-onset blindness, and lower limb amputations. It is also a significant cause of heart disease and stroke.

The Lasker Foundation. Exceptional Returns: The economic value of America’s investment in medical research. 2000; https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/447944

Reference

Title
Exceptional Returns: The economic value of America’s investment in medical research
Publisher
Funding First
Publication Date
2000
Authors
The Lasker Foundation
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2008, 48,374 people with diabetes began treatment for end-stage kidney disease.  
  • People with diabetes are 40% more likely to have glaucoma, than adults without the disease.  
  • Patients with diabetes that are hospitalized for a cardiovascular event incur higher costs for cardiovascular care than their non-diabetic counterparts over 3 years. Compared to patients without diabetes, patients with…  
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.  
  • The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.