Silver Book Fact

If current trends persist, it is estimated that 15.4 percent of American adults (40.3 million) might have diabetes by 2021, compared to 11.8 percent (28 million) in 2011.

Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S. Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 20-27. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20.short

Reference

Title
Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Diabetes drug expenditures rose from $6.7 billion in 2001 to $12.5 billion in 2007.  
  • Health care use attributable to diabetes in the U.S., by age and type of service, 2002 (in thousands)  
  • Approximately 284,000 deaths in 2007 are attributed to diabetes.  
  • Future Impact of DR
    The rise of DR will disproportionately impacting the poorest populations, since 80% of people with diabetes live in low-middle income countries.  
  • Americans with diagnosed diabetes incur average expenditures of $11,744 per year. These expenditures are approximately 2.3 times higher than what they would be in the absence of diabetes.