Facts about Diabetes for National Diabetes Month
Here are some facts from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet:
- 8.3% of the United States Population have diabetes, that’s 25.8 million children and adults
- 79 million Americans are prediabetic
- 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in 2010 in people 20 years and older
- 1 in every 400 children and adolecent has diabetes
- 13 million or 11.8% of men 20 years or older has diabetes
- 12.6 million or 10.8% of women 20 years or older has diabetes
- In 2007 diabetes was listed as the underlying cause on 71, 382 death certificates and was listed as a contributing factor of 160,022 death certificates. Diabetes contributed to 231,404 deaths that year.
- Complications from diabetes includes heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disease (neuropathy) and amputation
- $174 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007, $116 billion for direct medical costs, $58 billion for indirect costs (disability, work loss, premature mortality)
For more information refer to 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet.
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