Diabetes More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes.
In July, CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) released the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017. The report presents the “state of the disease” in our nation, providing the most recent scientific data on:
➤ Diabetes incidence (new cases) ➤ Diabetes prevalence (existing cases) ➤ Short- and long-term complications ➤ Risk factors for complications ➤ PrediabetesMortality (death rate) ➤ Costs
➤ 30.3 million Americans—nearly 1 in 10—have diabetes. ➤ 84.1 million American adults—approximately 1 in 3—have prediabetes. ➤ Over half of new diagnosed diabetes cases were in adults 45-64 years old. ➤ New diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes have increased among US youth. ➤ New diabetes cases were higher among non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites. ➤ For US adults diagnosed with diabetes, prevalence was highest among American Indians/Alaska Natives. ➤ Nearly 16% adults diagnosed with diabetes were smokers, nearly 90% were overweight, and more than 40% were physically inactive.