|Diabetes has an enormous economic impact on millions of individuals and their families, on workplaces, and on the U.S. health care system.|
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- In 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion ($237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in lost productivity), up 26 percent over a five-year period.
- About one in four health care dollars is spent on people with diagnosed diabetes.
- Medical expenses for people diagnosed with diabetes — $16,750 annually on average — are about 2.3 times higher than for people without diabetes.