Silver Book Fact

More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in diabetics.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2034, annual spending on diabetes will increase to $336 billion.  
  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010.  
  • Approximately 284,000 deaths in 2007 are attributed to diabetes.  
  • In 2034, there will be 14.1 million Americans who are diabetic and eligible for Medicare.  
  • In 2034 a projected 44.1 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes.