Silver Book Fact

Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • The annual cost of diabetes, in 2002 dollars, could rise to an estimated $156 billion by 2010, and $192 billion by 2020.  
  • After adjusting for age and sex differences, the average medical expenditures among people with diabetes were 2.3 times higher than expenditures for those without diabetes.  
  • 1 out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the U.S. is spent on diabetes mellitus.  
  • 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.  
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 7% of adults in the US and leads to substantial personal and economic burden.