Unless otherwise noted, all references in Fast Facts are from the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. The Fact Sheet is the product of a joint collaboration of the CDC, NIDDK, the American Diabetes Association, and other government and nonprofit agencies.
Sources of data for Fast Facts that do not come from the Fact Sheet:
- Costs of diabetes.
- American Diabetes Association: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the United States in 2012. Diabetes Care 36: 1033—1046, 2013.
- 85.2% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese
- CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report MMWR 2003
- The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. increased by 128% from 1988 to 2008
- Calculated from NIHS data
- As many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 if present trends continue
- Projection of the year 2050 burden of diabetes in the US adult population: dynamic modeling of incidence, mortality, and prediabetes prevalence
- Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined
- Diabetes: Health, United States, 2010: 69,201 deaths
- Breast cancer 40,676 deaths, 2009
- AIDS, 21,601 deaths, 2009
- A person with diagnosed diabetes at age 50 dies 6 years earlier than a counterpart without diabetes
- Diabetes Mellitus, Fasting Glucose, and Risk of Cause-Specific Death