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Since 1980, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has more than doubled, rising from 2.8 percent of the USpopulation to 8.3 percent in 2010.

Thorpe, Kenneth E. The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 61-65. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/61.abstract

Reference

Title
The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thorpe, Kenneth E
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
61-65
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2010, 18.8 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes.  
  • The estimated total financial cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007- taking into account medical care, disability, and premature death- was $174 billion.  
  • In 2002, diabetes mellitus caused 73,249 deaths.  
  • The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.  
  • The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 is $174 billion–$116 billion in excess medical expenditures, $58 billion in reduced productivity.