A new report, just released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pegs US diabetes rates, as of 2016, at 14.0% of adults. This includes cases of both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. In 2014, this rate was pegged at 12.2%.
This new data, sourced from the National Bureau of Health Statistics, paints the picture of a disease that crosses all sectors, but some are hit harder than others:
- Men are more likely to have diabetes than women.
15.9% of men | 12.2% of women.
- Older people are more likely to have diabetes.
3.5% 20-39 years | 16.3% for 40-59 years | 28.2% for 60+ years
- Disease rates vary by race
12.4% non-Hispanic white | 17.9% non-Hispanic black
15.3% non-Hispanic Asian | 19.8% Hispanic
- Obese citizens are more likely to have diabetes
6.2% for normal weight adults | 20.7% for obese adults
This meaningful change, a 15% increase in prevalence in just two years, reminds us that the diabetes epidemic is still growing. A new approach, to reverse type 2 diabetes and prevent more new cases, is available on our site. Please share it with friends and loved ones who are either diagnosed or at risk.