According to the CDC an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States have Diabetes
- Of that number, 90%-95% are diagnosed with Type 2
Costs of diabetes.
- American Diabetes Association: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the United States in 2012. Diabetes Care 36: 1033—1046, 2013.
The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. increased by 128% from 1988 to 2008.
- Calculated from NIHS data
As many as 1 in 3 American adults will have Type 2 Diabetes in 2050 if present trends continue.
- Projection of the year 2050 burden of diabetes in the US adult population: dynamic modeling of incidence, mortality, and prediabetes prevalence
Type 2 Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.
- Diabetes: Health, United States, 2010: 69,201 deaths
- Breast cancer 40,676 deaths, 2009
- AIDS, 21,601 deaths, 2009
A person with diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes at age 50 dies 6 years earlier than a counterpart without Type 2 Diabetes.
- Diabetes Mellitus, Fasting Glucose, and Risk of Cause-Specific Death