Silver Book Fact

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Estimated number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in people aged 20 years and older, by age group, United States, 2007  
  • Following the current path, diabetes cases will increase by 52.9% between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Percent of category expenditures associated with diabetes  
  • 1 in every 5 health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications.  
  • Three-year (1993-1995) estimates of medical care charges for patients with diabetes ranged from $10,439 for those without comorbid conditions to $44,417 for those with heart disease and hypertension.