Table 1

U.S. economic costs associated with diabetes and prediabetes, by age group, 2012

CostDiagnosed*UndiagnosedPrediabetesGDMTotal
Total national cost (millions of dollars)244,46532,76243,9101,290322,427
  Medical costs175,81923,43343,9101,290244,452
  Nonmedical costs68,6469,32977,975
Average cost per case (dollars)
 Total10,9704,0305105,800
 By age group7,8902,8805105,800
  <35 years (<26 years for   GDM)4,1203,5703006,340
  35–44 years (26–35 years for   GDM)4,5401,3802506,370
  45–54 years (≥36 years for   GDM)5,1702,0604204,330
  55–59 years5,5401,850470
  60–64 years6,2501,560520
  ≥65 years11,8204,190870
Nonmedical costs by age group (dollars)3,0801,150
  18–34 years3,620980
  35–44 years5,520700
  45–54 years5,6002,800
  55–59 years4,3001,980
  60–64 years3,1301,150
  ≥65 years900380
  • *See the study by the American Diabetes Association (3).

  • †Ages 18–34 years for undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes. Nonmedical costs were not calculated for the population <18 years of age.