Silver Book Fact

Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2010, 10.9 million Americans aged 65 years or older had diabetes.  
  • More than 29 million people in the U.S.—9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2014.  Of those, 8 million people were undiagnosed.  
  • Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness every year.  
  • The average yearly total costs for a person with diabetes who developed complications were $20,700- almost three times the average cost of $7,800 for diabetes patients without complications.  
  • Diabetes prevalence in the United States increased by more than 60% between 1990 and 2001.