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 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the US prevalence of diabetes was 8.3 percent.  
  • U.S. health care use attributable to diabetes by medical condition (in thousands)  
  • Between 60 and 70% of people with diabetes have had mid to high levels of neuropathy.  
  • Approximately 284,000 deaths in 2007 are attributed to diabetes.  
  • 10.9 million American men age 20 and older – 10.5% of all men in this age group – have diabetes. Nearly 1/3 do not know that they have it.