Diabetes rates & costs

(1) In 1995, 8 million Americans (ages 20-74) had diabetes. By 2005, 16.3 million Americans had diabetes. By 2010, 20.9 million Americans had diabetes. [FML: between 1995 and 2005-- one decade-- the percentage of Americans with diabetes doubled.]

(2) Today, 1 in 10 adults has diabetes.

(3)The cost of all that diabetes contributes to, including treatment, lost time, disability, and early death, was $174 billion in 2007.

(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Number (in Millions) of Civilian, Noninstitutionalized Persons with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1980–2010." http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figpersons.htm (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Number of Americans with Diabetes Projected to Double or Triple by 2050." http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r101022.html (3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011. 7. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf [all stats originally found in Yes! Magazine Fall 2012. http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/its-your-body/make-the-connections-poverty-obesity-and-diabetes]

[verified 4/17/14]

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