What is the mortality rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Sep 27, 2021
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
  • Print

In 2015, diabetes mellitus was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. [10]  In addition, diabetes is a contributing cause of death in many cases, and it is probably underreported as a cause of death. Overall, the death rate among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes. [98]

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!