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

  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputations not related to trauma.   
  • Proportion of Male Population with Confirmed Diabetes in 2002  
  • In 2010, diabetes-related health spending worldwide totaled $376 billion, corresponding to 12 percent of all health spending and $1,330 per person spent on diabetes.  
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.  
  • 1 in every 5 health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications.