- The American Diabetes Association estimated that there were 30.3 million people, representing 9.4% of the US population, who had diabetes in the year 2015. About 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed every year.
- Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In fact, it is ranked 7th on the list of deadly diseases with hundreds of thousands of death certificates. This only indicates that it is an underlying or a contributing factor.
- Estimates from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that if the current trend continues, 1 in 3 adults could have diabetes in 2050.