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

  • People Affected Worldwide by DR
    By 2030, more than 191 million people around the world will be affected by DR—56 million with vision-threatening DR.  
  • Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy by Age, in the US
     
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.  
  • The number of Americans with diabetes is growing at a rate of 8% a year.  
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.