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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  • Diabetes was the cause of approximately 2.3 million hospital admissions, 14 million hospital days, and 70 million nursing home days in 1997.  
  • The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 is $174 billion–$116 billion in excess medical expenditures, $58 billion in reduced productivity.  
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