Most people do not realize the extent of diabetes. Below is top line information updated and published annually by the American Diabetes Association and the International Diabetes Federation

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

Source: International Diabetes Federation

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