CDC analyzed health data and provided statistics across ages, races, ethnicities, education levels, and regions. New in 2020, the report features trends in prevalence and incidence estimates over time. Here are some key findings:
• 34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes.
• 88 million American adults—approximately 1 in 3—have prediabetes.
• New diabetes cases were higher among non-Hispanic blacks and people of Hispanic origin than non-Hispanic Asians and non-Hispanic whites.
• For adults diagnosed with diabetes:
- New cases significantly decreased from 2008 through 2018.
- The percentage of existing cases was highest among American Indians/Alaska Natives.
- 15% were smokers, 89% were overweight, and 38% were physically inactive.
- 37% had chronic kidney disease (stages 1 through 4); and fewer than 25% with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (stage 3 or 4) were aware of their condition.
• Newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased among US youth.
• For ages 10 to 19 years, incidence of type 2 diabetes remained stable among non-Hispanic whites and increased for all others, especially non-Hispanic blacks.
• The percentage of adults with prediabetes who were aware they had the condition doubled between 2005 and 2016, but most continue to be unaware.
You can check the whole report on CDC official website. Share this information to make more people know about diabetes. It will help politicians and healthcare stay focused on this disease and force medical breakthroughs in finding a cure.