1 of 3 U.S. adults is at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Get the facts about diabetes in the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new estimates. Further, an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Prediabetes raises a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes affects 8.3 percent of all Americans, and 11.3 percent of adults aged 20 years and older, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. About 27 percent of those with diabetes – 7 million Americans – do not know they have the disease. Prediabetes affects 35 percent of adults aged 20 years and older. Read more