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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  • Individuals diagnosed with diabetes have a 2 to 4 times higher risk of developing heart disease, than those without the disease.  
  • Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.  
  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes, by medical condition and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • The value of lost productivity from premature mortality due to diabetes is $26.9 billion.  
  • Indirect costs of diabetes include increased absenteeism ($2.6 billion) and reduced productivity while at work ($20.0 billion) for the employed population, reduced productivity for those not in the labor force…