Quick Facts About Diabetes

  •  Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes
  • As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes
  • Diabetes currently affects 285 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 435 million by 2030
  • In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed each year
  • Diabetes is one of the costliest chronic diseases
  • In 2007 Diabetes accounted for $174 billion in health care costs in the U.S.
  • Diabetes account for 32 percent of all Medicare expenditures
  • The nation spent $11,744 annually on each person with diabetes in 2007 compared to $2935 on each person without diabetes