Quick Facts About Diabetes

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Quick Facts About Diabetes

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes

As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes

Diabetes currently affects 285 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 435 million by 2030

In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed each year

Diabetes is one of the costliestchronic diseases

In 2007 Diabetes accounted for $174 billion in health care costs in the U.S.

Diabetes account for 32 percent of all Medicare expenditures

The nation spent $11,744 annually on each person with diabetes in 2007 compared to $2935 on each person without diabetes