In the United States.
- Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.
- Undiagnosed: Of the 30.3 million, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
- Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes; this is over 5 million since 2010.
- Deaths:Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
Source: American Diabetes Association
- Approximately 425 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes; by 2045 this will rise to 629 million
- The proportion of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing in most countries
- 79% of adults with diabetes were living in low- and middle-income countries
- The greatest number of people with diabetes were between 40 and 59 years of age
- 1 in 2 (212 million) people with diabetes were undiagnosed
- Diabetes caused 4 million deaths
- Diabetes caused at least USD 727 billion dollars in health expenditure in 2017 – 12% of total spending on adults
- More than 1,106,500 children were living with type 1 diabetes
- More than 21 million live births (1 in 7 births) were affected by diabetes during pregnancy
- 352 million people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
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