»» Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S.
today—nearly 10 percent of
»» Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for
developing type 2 diabetes.
»» Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults
will have diabetes by 2050 unless
we take steps to Stop Diabetes®.
»» Every 19 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.
»» African Americans and Hispanics are almost twice as likely to have
diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. The Toll on Health
»» Diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death
from heart disease.
»» Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
»» Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age
»» The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher
than for people without diabetes.
»» Roughly 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe
forms of nerve damage that
could result in pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion, sexual
dysfunction and other nerve problems. Cost of Diabetes
»» The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national
cost of diagnosed diabetes in
the U.S. is $245 billion.
»» Direct medical costs reach $176 billion and the average medical
expenditure among people
with diabetes is more than two times higher than those without the
»» Indirect costs amount to $69 billion (disability, work loss, premature
»» 1 in 10 health care dollars is spent treating diabetes and its
»» 1 in 5 health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes.