Prevalence Statistics

  • 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].

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