Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Adult Onset Diabetes Incidence

Facts about type 2 diabetes:

  • About 300 out of every 100,000 people develop type 2 diabetes every year in the US.
  • About 5,000 out of every 100,000 people have diabetes type 2 in the US.
  • The onset of type 2 diabetes is usually after 40 years of age.
  • 5.7 million people have undiagnosed diabetes.
  • Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2-4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
  • The risk for stroke is 2-4 times higher among people with diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the 7th most common cause of death in the US.
  • About 46,000 people die from diabetes each year.
  • The annual cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion:
    • $116 billion goes to direct medical costs
    • $58 billion in indirect costs such as disability, work loss and premature mortality

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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