*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 2010.
*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 prediabetes (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 prediabetes.
*Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic 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.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.