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 number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.  
  • Share of total U.S. health care use attributable to diabetes by medical condition  
  • 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes over the course of his/her lifetime.  
  • More than 29 million people in the U.S.—9.3% of the population, had diabetes in 2014.  Of those, 8 million people were undiagnosed.  
  • Projected impact of changing demographic characteristics on the national cost of diabetes: 2002 – 2020 (in 2002 billions of dollars)