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

Related Facts

  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans- 8.3 percent of the population and 26.7 percent of those over age sixty-five.  
  • The Centers for Disease Control predicts that the prevalence of diabetes will rise from approximately one in ten adults today to between one in five and one in three adults…  
  • From 2001-2004, 23% of Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.  
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is 2-4 times greater in people with diabetes, compared to unaffected people.  
  • The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.