Silver Book Fact

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure; in 2002, it accounted for 44% of new cases.

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011. Accessed November 18, 2016

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

  • 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…  
  • Medical costs attributed to diabetes include $27 billion in direct care, $58 billion in treating diabetes-related chronic complications, and $31 billion in excess general medical costs.  
  • Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.  
  • Patients with a long duration of type 2 diabetes were found to have a lower total brain volume and gray and white matter volume than those without the disease.  
  • Global DR Prevalence
    DR affects more than 126 million people around the world— 37 million with vision-threatening DR.