Insulin Dependent Diabetes Incidence
Facts about type 1 diabetes:
- About 15 out of every 100,000 people develop type 1 diabetes every year in the US.
- The onset of type 1 diabetes usually occurs between 8 and 12 years of age.
- 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.
- About 46,000 people die from diabetes each year.
- Diabetes is the 7th most common cause of death in the US.
- 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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