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

  • Share of total U.S. health care use attributable to diabetes by medical condition  
  • In 2034 a projected 44.1 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes.  
  • In 2002, 51.8% of direct medical expenditures from diabetes were incurred by people over 65 years old.  
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is 2-4 times greater in people with diabetes, compared to unaffected people.  
  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes, by medical condition and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)