The Burden of Diabetes

Epidemiology

Diabetes affects 9.4% of the population of the United States, or approximately 30.3 million people. Of these, 7.2 million have not been diagnosed. Approximately 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes.1

In addition, another 84 million people—34% of US adults—have prediabetes, which raises short-term absolute risk of type 2 diabetes by 3- to 10-fold.1-3 Overall, up to 70% of people with prediabetes may develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetimes.4 Thus, the prevalence of diabetes is projected to double in the next 10 years and, if current trends continue, this may affect 100 million people by 2050.5

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