National Diabetes Statistics Report

Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

Introduction

The National Diabetes Statistics Report provides up-to-date information on the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors for complications, acute and long-term complications, deaths, and costs.

These data can help focus efforts to prevent and control diabetes across the United States. This report is continually updated as data become available and is intended for a scientific audience.

Information about the methods is available here.

Fast Facts on Diabetes


Diabetes

  • Total: 37.3 million people have diabetes (11.3% of the US population)
  • Diagnosed: 28.7 million people, including 28.5 million adults
  • Undiagnosed: 8.5 million people (23.0% of adults are undiagnosed)

Prediabetes

  • Total: 96 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (38.0% of the adult US population)
  • 65 years or older: 26.4 million people aged 65 years or older (48.8%) have prediabetes

Results

References

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Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report website. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html. Accessed [date].

Page last reviewed: January 18, 2022