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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  • Health care costs adjusted for age and sex are 2.3 times greater among people with diabetes than among those without the disease.  
  • From 2009 – 2012, 65% of adults with diabetes had high LDL cholesterol or used cholesterol-lowering medications.  
  • The number of people age 75 and older with diabetes is projected to increase from 2 million in 2000 to 8.6 million in 2050.  
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