Approximately 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. Nearly 1 in 4 (27.8%) people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults.
Currently, at least 1 out of 3 people will develop the disease in their lifetime.
In 2012, 1.7 million people 20 years and older were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
86 million people-more than 1 out of 3 adults-have prediabetes. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:
7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
9.0% of Asian Americans
12.8% of Hispanics
13.2% of non-Hispanic blacks
15.9% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives
Statistics included are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014 [PDF].