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Diabetes Statistics


National Diabetes Fact Sheet – 2011


•    Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9% had Diabetes in 2010


•    About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) in the United States in 2011


•    About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States


•    In 2005—2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had Pre-Diabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with Pre-Diabetes


•    Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States


•    Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke


•    Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States


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*Courtesy of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion