Silver Book Fact

The risk of stroke is 2 to 4 times higher in people with diabetes than in those without the disease. The risk of death from stroke is 2.8 times higher.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The estimated total costs of diabetes (direct and indirect) in 2007 were $174 billion.  
  • 13.7% of Americans aged 45-64 had diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes compared to 26.9% age 65 or older between 2005-2008.  
  • Medical costs attributed to diabetes include $27 billion in direct care, $58 billion in treating diabetes-related chronic complications, and $31 billion in excess general medical costs.  
  • Risk of DR
    The risk of DR increases the longer a person has diabetes.  More than 75% of people who have diabetes for more than 20 years will have some form of DR.  
  • In 2010, 1.9 million Americans age 20 and older were diagnosed with diabetes.