24 Million Americans Living with Diabetes

24 million Americans have diabetes, an increase of 3 million people in just two years, says the CDC – that’s 8 percent of the U.S. population. 25 percent of Americans 60 and up live with the condition and 57 million people are thought to have pre-diabetes.

Some dramatic racial disparities exist as well:

  • Native Americans with diabetes: 16.5%
  • Blacks: 11.8%
  • Hispanics: 10.4%
  • Mexican Americans: 11.9%
  • Asian Americans: 7.5%
  • Whites: 6.6%

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