Silver Book Fact

The increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes among people with a family history of the disease is estimated as two to six times greater than the risk among people without such a history.

Spiegel A, Hawkins M. ‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 43-49. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1054?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Reference

Title
‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Spiegel A, Hawkins M
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
43-49
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Diabetes accounts for 45% of new cases of kidney failure in the U.S.  
  • 48.5% of 64-year-olds with diabetes have 3 or more comorbidities and physical limitations–less than 10% have none.  
  • Seventy-nine million adults (50 percent of people over sixty-five) with prediabetes are at high risk of developing the disease over the next ten years.  
  • Percent of Blindness in 2010 Due to DR by Region
     
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, adult-onset blindness, and nontraumatic lower limb amputations.