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The cost of major comorbidity in people with diabetes mellitus

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National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Diabetes Translation FAST FACTS ON DIABETES CS217080A National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011 Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, • had diabetes in 2010. About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or • type 2) in the United States in 2010. About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly • diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States. In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, • 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-• limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.• Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.• Diabetes affects 25.8 million people 8.3% of the U.S. population DIAGNOSED 18.8 million people UNDIAGNOSED 7.0 million people All ages, 2010 Citation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes among people aged 20 years or older, United States, 2010 Group Number or percentage who have diabetes Age ≥20 years 25.6 million or 11.3% of all people in this age group Age ≥65 years 10.9 million or 26.9% of all people in this age group Men 13.0 million or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older Women 12.6 million or 10.8% of all women aged

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