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

  • Death rates are 1.5 times higher in adults with diabetes, than in adults without the disease.  
  • From 2009 – 2012, an estimated 86 million American adults had prediabetes—37% of adults age 20 and older, and 51% of adults age 65 and older.  
  • 17.5 million Americans had diabetes in 2007, compared to 12.1 million in 2002.  
  • Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness every year.  
  • Every year, over 210,000 deaths are attributable to diabetes and its complications.