Silver Book Fact

Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Individuals diagnosed with diabetes have a 2 to 4 times higher risk of developing heart disease, than those without the disease.  
  • Hospitalization rates for heart attack are 1.8 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
  • Nearly 65,700 people with diabetes had lower-limb amputations in 2006.  
  • Deaths from diabetes are underreported with one study finding that only 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had the disease listed anywhere on their death certificate.  
  • Diabetes is costly, accounting for one-tenth of US health care expenditures in 2007.