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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, James P., Amanda A. Honeycutt, K.M. Venkat Narayan, Thomas J. Hoerger, Linda S. Geiss, Hong Chen, and Theodore Thompson. 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, James P., Amanda A. Honeycutt, K.M. Venkat Narayan, Thomas J. Hoerger, Linda S. Geiss, Hong Chen, and Theodore Thompson
Pages
1936-40
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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