Kiss Goodbye to Diabetes
About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.
More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
In 2006, about 65,700 non-traumatic lowerlimb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.
Between 45 and 83 percent of diabetics will have an amputation due to diabetes-related complications in their lifetime.
Cost of Diabetes: 174 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in 2007 •
$116 billion for direct medical costs
$58 billion for indirect costs (disability, work loss, premature mortality)
Factoring in the additional costs of undiagnosed diabetes & prediabetes, brings total to in 2007 to $218 billion.