Diabetes in the U.S.A.

May 24, 2022
Fast Stats

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates for 2019 diabetes cases continued to increase in the US population. The report was last reviewed in December 2021.

37.3 million

people of all ages—or 11.3% of the US population—had diabetes.


of all US adults adults aged 18 years or older—or 14.7% of all US adults—had diabetes.

8.5 million

adults aged 18 years or older who met laboratory criteria for diabetes were not aware of or did not report having diabetes. This number represents 3.4% of all US adults and 23.0% of all US adults with diabetes.


of adults with diabetes are aged 65 years or older.


Is the amount diabetes cases increased from 10.3% in 2001–2004, to 13.2% in 2017–2020.


children and adolescents younger than age 20 years—or 35 per 10,000 US youths—had diagnosed diabetes. This includes 244,000 with type 1 diabetes.

1.6 million

adults aged 20 years or older—or 5.7% of all US adults with diagnosed diabetes—reported both having type 1 diabetes and using insulin.

3.1 million

 adults aged 20 years or older—or 10.8% of all US adults with diagnosed diabetes—started using insulin within a year of their diagnosis.

Source:CDC National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/diagnosed-diabetes.html