Our mission is to unite and align key diabetes stakeholders and the larger diabetes community around key diabetes-related policy and legislative efforts in order to elevate diabetes on the national agenda.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides these overall estimates for diabetes and prediabetes:

  • 34.2 million people in the US with diabetes (or 10.5% of the U.S. population)
    • 26.9 million are diagnosed
    • 7.3 million are undiagnosed
  • 88.0 million (34.5%, or about 1 of every 3) US adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes
    • only 15.3%, or about 1 in 7 know they have prediabetes
  • 14.3 million adults aged 65 and older have diabetes (representing 27.6% of this population or about 1 in 4)
  • 24.2 million adults aged 65 and older have prediabetes (representing 46.6% of this population or about 1 in 2)
  • The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2017 was $327 billion, including $237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity. Care for people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for 1 in 4 health care dollars in the U.S., and more than half of that expenditure is directly attributable to diabetes.

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Get Healthy People 2020 program planning tools: MAP-IT - Healthy People 2020