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Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes


Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.

Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.

Undiagnosed: Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.

Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).

New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.

Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

(Source: American Diabetes Association)

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Very interesting and informative! Thank you for posting this for everyone to read.

In the 80s I had a holiday in California. The supermarket was an entertainment by itself. The isles where full of people pushing there trollies aroung with 4feet sandwiches on top of there trollies. A single bag of chips was like our family bag. & the sweet stuff ?

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