Diabetes by the Numbers
25.8 — The number, in millions, of men, women and children the United States who have diabetes.
8.3 — The percentage of the American population that has diabetes.
79 — The number, in millions, of Americans currently at risk for type 2 diabetes. (Approximately 22 million already have type 2.)
1 in 3 — The odds that a child born during the year 2000 or later will get diabetes in her lifetime if current trends continue.
1 — The number, in millions, of people in the United States who have type 1 diabetes.
80 — The number of children and adults diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the United States each day.
3000 — The approximate number of times a person with Type 1 Diabetes must prick his fingers each year to test blood glucose.
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Sources: 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (CDC), NIDDK, JDRF.