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Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease. Santa Monica, CA: Milken Institute; 2014:18. http://lifechanginginnovation.org/sites/default/files/files/HealthySavingsFinal(1).pdf. Accessed November 3, 2015

Reference

Title
Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease
Publisher
Milken Institute
Publication Date
2014
Pages
18
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2003-2006, 22.9% of Americans 60 years and over had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.  
  • In 2002, diabetes mellitus caused 54,715 deaths in people age 65 and older – ~74% of all diabetes mellitus deaths that year.  
  • Diabetes caused 176,000 cases of permanent disability in 2002–costing $7.5 billion.  
  • In 2007, approximately 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in Americans aged 20 years or older.  
  • 25.8 million Americans–8.3% of the total population–have diabetes.