Einstein-Sinai Diabetes Research Center

Diabetes Facts and Statistics

United States

  1. The United Sates (U.S.) has the 3rd largest number of confirmed diabetes cases in the world: 17.9M. Undiagnosed cases add another 5.7M.
    www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/ 
  2. 1 in 10 U.S. adults has type 2 diabetes.
    www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r101022.html 
  3. 1 in 400 to 600 children and adolescents in U.S. have type 1 diabetes.
    www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/ 
  4. 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
    www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/ 
  5. The cost of diabetes in the U.S. is $220 billion a year and rising.
    www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/ 
  6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, projects that if trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
    www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r101022.html 
  7. UnitedHealth Group projects that half of Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by 2020, costing $3.35 trillion over the next decade.
    www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/news.aspx?id=36df663f-f24d-443f-9250-9dfdc97cedc5 

Global

  1. According to the International Diabetes Foundation, there are more than 300 million people living with diabetes worldwide.
    www.idf.org/millions-unite-diabetes-awareness-world-diabetes-day-2010 
  2. Nearly 80 percent of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
    www.who.int/diabetes/facts/en/index.html 
  3. China, with 92 million diabetics, has overtaken India (80 million) as the world leader in diabetes cases.
    http://www.idf.org/press-releases/idf-press-statement-china-study 
  4. Diabetes cost the global economy at least US $376 billion in 2010, or 11.6% of total world healthcare expenditure.
    www.idf.org/millions-unite-diabetes-awareness-world-diabetes-day-2010 
  5. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, more than 347 million people will be suffering from diabetes around the world, 10 times the number affected by HIV/AIDS.
    http://www.who.int/diabetes/en/ 
  6. Of that 347 million, more than 298 million will live in developing countries, where most will not have access to adequate healthcare.
    http://www.who.int/diabetes/en/ 
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