Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Health care use attributable to diabetes in the U.S., by age and type of service, 2002 (in thousands)

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002. Diabetes Care. 2003; 26(3): 917-32. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/26/3/917

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2003
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 3
Pages
917-32
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The risk of stroke is 2 to 4 times higher in people with diabetes than in those without the disease. The risk of death from stroke is 2.8 times…  
  • Hospitalization rates for stroke are 1.5 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95 percent of United States diabetes cases.  
  • More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in diabetics.  
  • 7 million Americans are unaware that they have diabetes.