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

  • Close to 50% of those with diabetes are age 60 and older.  
  • Diabetes is costly, accounting for one-tenth of US health care expenditures in 2007.  
  • The cost of complications for type 2 diabetics over a 30-year period are estimated at $47,240 per patient.  
  • Type 1 diabetes accounts for an estimated 5.7% (1 million) of the 17.5 million people with diagnosed diabetes.  
  • More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in diabetics.