New Study: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012

February 20, 2013

The American Diabetes Association (Association), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to release a new study that examines the economic cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S.

The study, commissioned by the Association, was last collected in 2007 and released in 2008. The updated results will address the increased financial burden, health resources used and lost productivity associated with diabetes in 2012.


Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Co-Chair, Senate Diabetes Caucus

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (invited)
Co-Chair, Senate Diabetes Caucus

John E. Anderson, MD
President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association

Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE
Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association

Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention

Judith E. Fradkin, MD
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health


March 6, 2013 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Capitol Hill, Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485, Washington, DC

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)