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The number of people age 75 and older with diabetes is projected to increase from 2 million in 2000 to 8.6 million in 2050.

Boyle J, Honeycutt A, Venkat Narayan K, Hoerger T, et al. Projection of Diabetes Burden Through 2050: Impact of changing demography and disease prevalence in the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2001; 24: 1936-40. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/11/1936

Reference

Title
Projection of Diabetes Burden Through 2050: Impact of changing demography and disease prevalence in the U.S
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Boyle J, Honeycutt A, Venkat Narayan K, Hoerger T, et al.
Pages
1936-40
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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