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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  • 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.  
  • From 2001-2004, 23% of Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.  
  • The number of people in the United States with diabetes is projected to nearly double by 2034, to fourty-four million.  
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