Silver Book Fact

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Globally, diabetes affected an estimated 366 million adults in 2011- a figure predicted to rise to 552 million by 2030.  
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputations not related to trauma.   
  • 17 million Americans–approximately 6% of the population–have type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.  
  • 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.  
  • Chronic Disease Projected to Become More Prevalent: Prevalence of diabetes is projected to nearly double 2000-2030