Prevalence of Diabetes in the US

Diabetes Fast Facts according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Total: 30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the US population)

    • Diagnosed: 23.1 million people

    • Undiagnosed: 7.2 million people (23.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed)

Prediabetes Fast Facts

  • Total: 84.1 million adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (33.9% of the adult US population).

Type 2 Diabetes is highly prevalent among Latinos and it is the fifth leading cause of death.


Why should we care?

  • Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure among African Americans.

    • African Americans have a higher rate of kidney failure than any other group of people.

    • In a 2011-2012 survey, about 21-22% of black adults had diabetes, with up to 37% undiagnosed.

  • Type 2 Diabetes is highly prevalent among Latinos and it is the fifth leading cause of death.

    • Latinos had the highest prevalence of diabetes in that same 2011-2012 survey at 19-23%, with up to 49% going undiagnosed.