Silver Book Fact

The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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  • In 2010, there were 610,000 hospital discharges among adults with diabetes.  
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  • In the next 25 years, the number of people with diabetes and the cost to treat them, will both at least double.  
  • 17.5 million Americans had diabetes in 2007, compared to 12.1 million in 2002.  
  • During 1997-2006, diabetes was the single biggest contributor to inflation-adjusted health care spending growth among Medicare beneficiaries.