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Diabetes Statistics

Diabetes is a potentially life-threatening disease that contributes to the development of heart disease and stroke. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, or you suspect that you have the disease, it is essential that you try to learn more about it.

Here’s the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on prevalence and incidence of diabetes, prediabetes, risk factors for complications, acute and long-term complications, deaths, and costs.

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Adult Diabetes in the United States

30.3 Million Adults have diabetes


Adults have diabetes

1 out of 10 adults
One in ten
Unaware they have diabetes

1 in 4 people is unaware
they have diabetes.

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Adults are prediabetic

1 out of 3 adults
3 in 10 adults
Prediabetic adults

9 in 10 people are unaware they have prediabetes.

Cost of Diabetes



Deaths each year due to diabetes1
1Centers for Disease Control
Higher Death risk for adults with diabetes


Higher death risk for adults with diabetes than adults without
Medical costs


Medical costs are two times higher for people with adult diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes

  • If you have Type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin.
  • You’ll need to take insulin shots or wear an insulin pump.
  • In adults, Type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5% of all diagnosed cases.

Type 2 Diabetes

  • Accounts for 95% of all diagnosed diabetes cases in adults.
  • People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease.
  • Eating healthy and exercising can cut your risk in half.
2American Diabetes Association

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Family History
Family History
Being Overweight
Being Overweight
45 and older
Being 45 & Older

What You Can Do

Healthy Weight
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Healthy Food
Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet
Physical Activity
Get 22 Minutes of Physical Activity Per Day

The Most Concerning Health Issues for Older Adults

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