Diabetes: Diagnoses & Dollars

January 27, 2020

A US diabetes diagnosis is made every 21 seconds; 40% of millennials with T2DM can't pay for treatment. And there is more PCPs will want to know.

Diabetes is the country's most expensive disease and its 7th most deadly--and prevalence is exploding. In fact, according to recent data compiled from a range of US government and other authoritative sources* by WalletHub, a US adult is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds and that adds up to approximately 1.5 million diagnoses each year.Each slide in the sequence below provides a single number or dollar figure. While the gravity of the diabetes epidemic is not news, taken together these numbers create a headline that can't be ignored.