Diabetes Resources
  • 5.8 million Children and adults in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes.

  • 18.8 million People in the United States have been diagnosed as having diabetes.

  • There are approximately 7.0 million undiagnosed people with diabetes in the United States.

  • 1.9 million New cases of diabetes have been diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010 in the United States.

  • African American adults are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.

  • 2.6 percent of non-Hispanic blacks in the United States have been diagnosed as having diabetes.

  • In 2006, African American men were 2.2 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, as compared to non-Hispanic white men.

  • In 2006, diabetic African Americans were 1.5 times as likely as diabetic Whites to be hospitalized.

  • In 2006, African Americans were 2.3 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.

  • African Americans with diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes complications and experience greater disability from the complications than white Americans with diabetes.

  • Death rates for people with diabetes are 27 percent higher for African Americans compared with whites.

Good control of Diabetes

starts with good nutrition

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An estimated 88 million American adults have prediabetes. Click the button above to find out if you or a loved one are one of them.

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