Silver Book Fact

Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes  
  • Diabetes consumes 62.4 % of government health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and the military)  
  • Estimated number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in people aged 20 years and older, by age group, United States, 2007  
  • Global DR Prevalence
    The overall prevalence of global DR is 34.6%—6.96% for PDR, 6.81% for DME, and 10.2% for vision-threatening DR.  
  • Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.