Diabetes Health Center
Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence Increased, Especially Among Men
Blacks May Have Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss
Gestational Diabetes May Raise Diabetes Risk in Kids
Reversing Prediabetes May Be a Heart Saver
An estimated 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes, a serious and lifelong condition. Of those 23.6 million, 17.9 million have been diagnosed and 5.7 million have not. The number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes has risen from 1.5 million in 1958 to 18.8 million in 2010. It is estimated that 79 million adults in America 20 years and older have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Diabetes is a disorder of the body's...