[Reference: The statistics noted here are courtesy of the American Diabetes Association, and full references to studies and research methodology are available on the ADA website.]
- 224,092: The number of annual deaths due to diabetes in the United States according to death certificate reports from 2002. (Diabetes is likely to be underreported as a cause of death.)
- 61%: The increase of Americans with diabetes since 1990.
- The total annual economic cost of diabetes in 2002 was estimated to be $132 billion, or one out of every 10 health care dollars spent in the United States.
- 20.8 million: The estimated number of Americans who have diabetes.
- 270,000: The number of people in COLORADO who have diabetes.
- 1.5 million: The number of new cases of diabetes diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2005.
- 9.7 million: The number of women in the United States have diabetes
- The prevalence of diabetes is at least 2-4 times higher among African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander women than among white women.