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.