Statistics About Diabetes
Overall numbers Prevalence: In 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population, had diabetes. Nearly 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 187,000 children and adolescents
Undiagnosed: Of the 34.2 million adults with diabetes, 26.8 million were diagnosed, and 7.3 million were undiagnosed. Prevalence in seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 26.8%, or 14.3 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed). New cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Prediabetes: In 2015, 88 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.
Diabetes in youth About 210,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population. In 2014—2015, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,200 with type 1 diabetes, 5,800 with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 270,702 certificates. Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death. Cost of diabetes Updated March 22, 2018 $327 billion: Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2017 $237 billion was for direct medical costs $90 billion was in reduced productivity