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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
400,000 Seniors Diagnosed With Diabetes Annually
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics recently released a study on type 2
diabetes therapy adherance. Here are some key findings from the report:
seniors are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) every year.
·In the U.S., it is
estimated that 27% of people 65 and older have diabetes.
·17.2 million seniors
are expected to live with T2D by 2025.
·Death rates from all
causes are 1.5x higher among diabetic adults than adults without diabetes.
·27,180 seniors had a
leg amputation as a result of their diabetes in 2010.
·In 2010, 1.7 million
U.S. seniors had visual impairment due to diabetes.