Silver Book Fact

In 2002, the cost of medications to treat diabetes was $7.3 billion.

PhRMA. Diabetes and Pharmaceutical Spending: New treatments, new solutions. PhRMA Two-Pager Plus. Spring 2003;

Reference

Title
Diabetes and Pharmaceutical Spending: New treatments, new solutions
Publication
PhRMA Two-Pager Plus
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
Spring 2003
Authors
PhRMA

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • 17.5 million Americans had diabetes in 2007, compared to 12.1 million in 2002.  
  • 20.8 million people–7% of the population–have diabetes.  
  • Diabetes is costly, accounting for one-tenth of US health care expenditures in 2007.  
  • Death rates from cardiovascular disease are around 1.7 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
  • Type 1 diabetes accounts for an estimated 5.7% (1 million) of the 17.5 million people with diagnosed diabetes.