National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020

Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

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The National Diabetes Statistics Report, a periodic publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides 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 document is an update of the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report and is intended for a scientific audience.

Information about the methods is available here.

National Diabetes Staistics Report 2020. Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States.

Fast Facts on Diabetes


  • Total: 34.2 million people have diabetes (10.5% of the US population)
  • Diagnosed: 26.9 million people, including 26.8 million adults
  • Undiagnosed: 7.3 million people (21.4% are undiagnosed)


  • Total: 88 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (34.5% of the adult US population)
  • 65 years or older: 24.2 million people aged 65 years or older have prediabetes



The following organizations collaborated on the content of this report:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation
  • Indian Health Service, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
  • JDRF


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Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services; 2020.

Page last reviewed: August 28, 2020