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DIABETES 2025 – U.S., STATE, AND METROPOLITAN TRENDS

The Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) has prepared estimates of the burden of diabetes in the years 2000, 2010, 2015 and 2025, for each of the 50 states plus 13 major metropolitan areas. Commissioned by Novo Nordisk, this free and easy-to-navigate data source can be used by policy makers and legislators, reporters, members of the diabetes community, and the general public.

The data have been analyzed and configured to help answer questions such as:

  • What will be the future cost of diabetes in a particular state or major city?
  • What will be the impact of diabetes on population groups that are disproportionately affected by diabetes, such as African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans and older adults?
  • How will the growing burden of diabetes affect employers and employees?
  • How many healthcare workers will be needed to manage diabetes in the next 15 years?
These projections of the human and economic impact of diabetes paint a vivid picture of the potential devastating future toll of diabetes in America, and underscore the need for immediate and aggressive action to help prevent diabetes whenever possible in those at risk, and improve the U.S. health care system to more effectively address the needs of people with diabetes.

DIABETES FORECASTS AND BRIEFING PAPERS

This site provides data and forecast summaries, as well as short briefing reports, for all 50 states and selected major metropolitan areas. Information is provided for the population as a whole, and is also broken out by subpopulations (African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, and adults 65 and older).

Diabetes forecasts for 2015 and 2025 are derived from nationally representative cross-sectional surveys and other large studies related to diabetes prevalence, rates of complications, mortality, total costs (direct and indirect), and general population statistics. Details on the methodology underlying these forecasts are available here.

For all reports pertaining to a specific state, click on the state in the map above.



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US OVERALL AND OTHER BRIEFING PAPERS

FORECAST METHODOLOGY AND SOURCES

This study is based on available national diabetes data, including population projections extrapolated to the state, and the CDC's 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet and latest diabetes prevalence projections to 2050. It assumes a steady, but conservative, reduction in the number of people with complications due to better awareness of the risks of diabetes, earlier screening and intervention, and more effective therapies.

For details on the study methodology and data sources, read "Creating Public Awareness: State 2025 Diabetes Forecasts," an article that is freely available to the public from the peer-reviewed Journal of Population Health Management.

ENDNOTE REFERENCES

For details on sources referenced in the Diabetes 2025 briefing papers, view or download our list of endnote references.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org

Centers for Disease Control – Diabetes Public Resource
http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes

National Diabetes Prevention Program
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/preventionprogram

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Barometer
http://www.diabetesbarometer-us.com/

Novo Nordisk Inc.
http://www.novonordisk-us.com