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:

·         400,000 American 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.

Source: IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, July 12, 2016

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