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People with diabetes are 21.8 times as likely to be admitted for skin ulcers/gangrene, 15 times as likely for peripheral vascular disease, 10 times as likely for congestive heart failure, and almost 10 times as likely for atherosclerosis. Cerebrovascular accidents and heart disease are 6-10 times more common in diabetic patients.

Gambert, Steven R., and Sally Pinkstaff. Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology. Diabetes Spectrum. 2006; 19: 221-228. http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/19/4/221

Reference

Title
Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology
Publication
Diabetes Spectrum
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Gambert, Steven R., and Sally Pinkstaff
Pages
221-228
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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