About 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2. View fact here.
10.3 million Americans age 60 or older have diabetes.
20.8 million Americans (7% of the population) have diabetes, yet about 6.2 of them have not been diagnosed with it.
African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaska Natives and older adults have higher rates of type 2 diabetes.
Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20 to 74 years of age.
Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease.
The rate of amputation in people with diabetes is 10 times higher than in people without diabetes.