Silver Book Fact

In addition to Americans that have diabetes, an additional 30% of adults have pre-diabetes, a condition marked by elevated blood sugar that is not yet in the diabetic range.

Cowie, Catherine, Keith Rust, Earl Ford, Mark Eberhardt, Danita Byrd-Holt, Chaoyang Li, Desmond Williams, Edward Gregg, Kathleen Bainbridge, Sharon Saydah and Linda Geiss. Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006. Diabetes Care. February 2009; 32: 287-94. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/2/287

Reference

Title
Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
February 2009
Authors
Cowie, Catherine, Keith Rust, Earl Ford, Mark Eberhardt, Danita Byrd-Holt, Chaoyang Li, Desmond Williams, Edward Gregg, Kathleen Bainbridge, Sharon Saydah and Linda Geiss
Pages
287-94
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 7 million Americans are unaware that they have diabetes.  
  • The number of people in the United States with diabetes is projected to nearly double by 2034, to fourty-four million.  
  • 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.  
  • In 2034, annual spending on diabetes will increase to $336 billion.  
  • Adults diagnosed with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than those without diabetes.