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

Related Facts

  • Since 1980, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has more than doubled, rising from 2.8 percent of the USpopulation to 8.3 percent in 2010.  
  • 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.  
  • The value of lost productivity from premature mortality due to diabetes is $26.9 billion.  
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of all new cases of kidney failure in 2008.  
  • In 2034, there will be 14.1 million Americans who are diabetic and eligible for Medicare.