Silver Book Fact

Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • From 2009 to 2034, for the Medicare-eligible population, the diabetes population is expected to rise from 8.2 million in 2009 to 14.6 million in 2034.  
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputations not related to trauma.   
  • 25.8 million Americans–8.3% of the total population–have diabetes.  
  • In 2008, an estimated 202,290 people with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes, were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.  
  • In 2007, approximately 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in Americans aged 20 years or older.