Diabetes Statistics

  • 224,092: The number of annual deaths due to diabetes in the United States according to death certificate reports from 2002. (Diabetes is likely to be underreported as a cause of death.)
  •  61%: The increase of Americans with diabetes since 1990    * 20.8 million: The estimated number of Americans who have diabetes
  •  1.5 million: The number of new cases of diabetes diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2005
  • 9.7 million: The number of women in the United States have diabetes
  •  The prevalence of diabetes is at least 2-4 times higher among African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander women than among white women.
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