The Facts

What are the Facts on Diabetes?

  • Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
  • New Cases: 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
  • Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.


Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

As I searched the internet, the Mayo Clinic provides a clear narrative on the risk factors for each type of diabetes

Diabetes increases the risk for many conditions including for example:

Diabetes can and will affect every part of your everyday life. Do not be afraid to ask questions, continue researching on the internet or visit your library. Create and execute a life-changing and life-saving plan.