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.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • The average number of diabetes medications used per patient increased from 1.14 in 1994 to 1.63 in 2007.  
  • Between 2009 and 2034, annual diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion (2007 dollars).  
  • Conservative estimates predict that diabetes prevalence will increase 165% between 2000 and 2050.  
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