Silver Book Fact

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

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.  
  • Diabetes was the #6 cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 137 per 100,000 people.  
  • Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.   
  • Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes  
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