Silver Book Fact

Patients with a long duration of type 2 diabetes were found to have a lower total brain volume and gray and white matter volume than those without the disease.

Saczynski, Jane S., Sigurdur Siggurdsson, Palmi Jonsson, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Elin Olafsdottir, Olafur Kjartansson, Tamara B. Harris, Mark A. van Buchem, Vilmundur Gudnason, and Lenore J. Launer. Glycemic Status and Brain Injury in Older Individuals: The Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility–Reykjavik Study. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32(9): 1608-13. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/9/1608.long

Reference

Title
Glycemic Status and Brain Injury in Older Individuals: The Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility–Reykjavik Study
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Saczynski, Jane S., Sigurdur Siggurdsson, Palmi Jonsson, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Elin Olafsdottir, Olafur Kjartansson, Tamara B. Harris, Mark A. van Buchem, Vilmundur Gudnason, and Lenore J. Launer
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 9
Pages
1608-13
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Between 1981 and 2006, overall death rates among people over 65 dropped 21%, while the rate of deaths due to diabetes increased by 29%  
  • The largest components of medical expenditures attributes to diabetes are hospital inpatient care (50% of total cost), diabetes medication and supplies (12%), prescriptions to treat diabetes complications (11%), and physician…  
  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans- 8.3 percent of the population and 26.7 percent of those over age sixty-five.  
  • The estimated total costs of diabetes (direct and indirect) in 2007 were $174 billion.  
  • In addition to Americans that have diabetes, an additional 30% of adults have pre-diabetes, a condition marked by elevated blood sugar that is not yet in the diabetic range.