Silver Book Fact

The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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  • 9.7 million American women age 20 and older – 8.8% of all women in this age group – have diabetes. Nearly 1/3 do not know that they have it.  
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.  
  • Diabetes is more prevalent in people age sixty-five or older, with rates of disease equal to 26.9 percent, compared to those age twenty or older, with disease rates of 11.3…  
  • From 2001-2004, 23% of Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.  
  • Conservative estimates predict that diabetes prevalence will increase 165% between 2000 and 2050.