Silver Book Fact

Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Projected impact of changing demographic characteristics on the national cost of diabetes: 2002 – 2020 (in 2002 billions of dollars)  
  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans- 8.3 percent of the population and 26.7 percent of those over age sixty-five.  
  • Every year, over 210,000 deaths are attributable to diabetes and its complications.  
  • From 2001-2004, 23% of Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.  
  • Approximately 1 in 5 health care dollars in the U.S. is spent caring for someone with diagnosed diabetes, while 1 in 10 health care dollars is attributed to diabetes.