The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, releases a report on diabetes periodically. The most recent report was released in May 2022 that reviewed data from 2019. This report discusses the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes, prevention efforts for type 2 diabetes, and management of diabetes mellitus. For the first time, the CDC report also contains data on diabetes by income level and suggests a higher prevalence of diabetes in poverty.
To get a clear picture of just how prevalent this disease is, it’s important to take a closer look at the statistics. In the United States today, the (CDC) estimates that 130 million adults have either diabetes or prediabetes. 28.7 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, 8.5 million have undiagnosed diabetes, and 38% of the United States population has prediabetes. In 2019, about 1.4 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people over 18 years of age.