- Number of children and adults in the United States who have diabetes: 25.8 million, 8.3% of the population.
- Number of new diabetes diagnoses every year: 1 million.
- Number of people with diabetes who are undiagnosed: 7 million.
- Number of people with prediabetes: 79 million.
Diabetes by age:
- 0.26% of people aged 20 years and younger (215,000) have diabetes.
- Approximately 1 in 400 children has diabetes.
- 11.3% of all people aged 20 years and older (25.6 million) have diabetes.
- 26.9% of all people aged 65 and older (10.9 million) have diabetes.
Diabetes by gender:
- 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older (13 million) have diabetes.
- 10.8% of all women aged 20 years and older (12.6 million) have diabetes.
Diabetes by race and ethnicity:
- African Americans are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Caucasian Americans.
- Approximately 10 percent of all Hispanic Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is twice as common among Mexican Americans and Puerto Rican Americans than among Caucasian Americans.
- Native Americans are more than twice as likely as Caucasian Americans to develop diabetes. Diabetes affects approximately 15 percent of Native American adults.
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans are more likely than Caucasian Americans to develop diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death among adults aged 45 to 64 in these ethnic groups.
- Adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to experience a stroke.
- Adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to die of heart disease.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
- Approximately 60 to 70 percent of diabetes suffer from some form of nervous system damage, which can lead to impaired sensation in the feet or hands, carpal tunnel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, and other nerve problems.
- Diabetes accounts for more than 60 percent of non-trauma-related lower limb amputations.
Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet