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

Related Facts

  • In 2034, annual spending on diabetes will increase to $336 billion.  
  • In 2010, 10.9 million Americans aged 65 years or older had diabetes.  
  • More than 29 million people in the U.S.—9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2014.  Of those, 8 million people were undiagnosed.  
  • 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes over the course of his/her lifetime.  
  • In 2002, the cost of medications to treat diabetes was $7.3 billion.