Key figures for type 1 diabetes

Diabetes is considered one of the biggest disease burdens worldwide and globally it is estimated that 366 million people suffer from diabetes.

In the U.S., 30.3 million people currently have diabetes. This figure is estimated to rise to 53.1 million by 2025. Furthermore, 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. For adults, a little over 1 million people have type 1 diabetes, which accounts for roughly 10 % of the total. For children 98 % have type 1 diabetes, accounting for 132,000 children.

Type 1 diabetes affects children significantly more than it does adults and so there is a reason Type 1 diabetes is called « juvenile diabetes ».

Prevalence of diabetes in the US.

In 2015, numbers showed that counties in the southern and Appalachian regions of the United States tended to have the highest prevalence of diagnosed diabetes. American Indians/Alaska Natives had the highest prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for both men (14.9%) and women (15.3%). Non-Hispanic blacks (9.0 per 1,000 persons) and people of Hispanic origin (8.4 per 1,000 persons) had a higher age-adjusted incidence compared to non-Hispanic whites (5.7 per 1,000 persons) during 2013–2015.

Last updated: 11/22/19

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