How Many People in the United States Have Diabetes? 0


Answer: 25.8 million (8.3%)

Let’s break that down:

  • Diagnosed: 18.8 million persons 
  • Undiagnosed: 7.0 million persons
  • Prediabetes: 79 million persons
  • New Cases: 1.9 million persons

Source: The American Diabetes Association, 2011www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/

Answer: Men

It’s close though, 13 million for the guys, 12.6 for the ladies.

Source: The American Diabetes Association, 2011www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/

 

How many people die every year from diabetes?

Answer: About 231,404 people

That’s just an estimate and an old one at that. The data was gathered in 2007 by, you guessed it, the American Diabetes Association. Of the 231,404 people that died that year from diabetes 71,382 listed diabetes as the root cause of death on their death certificates while the rest listed it as a contributing factor. This won’t surprise many, diabetes is often accompanied by a slew of other health problems, heart disease taking the helm.

Source: The American Diabetes Association, 2011http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/

 

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