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.

Statistics

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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