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2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet

Fast Facts on Diabetes
 

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people
8.3% of the U.S. population

DIAGNOSED
18.8 million people

UNDIAGNOSED
7.0 million people

All ages, 2010

  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010.
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the United States in 2010.
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
  • In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
 
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