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.
Number of the premature deaths in the US in 2017 that were attributed to diabetes and related complications: 277 000
Estimated cost of diabetes in the US in 2017: $327 000 000 000.
Direct costs: $237b and nonmedical costs: $90b
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.