Silver Book Fact

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.

Fradkin, Judith E. Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 12-19. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/12.short

Reference

Title
Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Fradkin, Judith E
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
12-19
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Estimated prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in people aged 20 years or older, by age group, United States, 2007  
  • If current trends persist, it is estimated that 15.4 percent of American adults (40.3 million) might have diabetes by 2021, compared to 11.8 percent (28 million) in 2011.  
  • Diabetes was the #6 cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 137 per 100,000 people.  
  • In 2003-2006, 22.9% of Americans 60 years and over had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.  
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for close to 95% of all diabetes cases in the U.S. and most cases of undiagnosed diabetes.