Fast stats on US prevalence and economic burden
Diabetes is the country's most expensive disease and its 7th most deadly--and prevalence is exploding. In fact, according to recent data compiled from a range of US government and other authoritative sources* by WalletHub, a US adult is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds and that adds up to approximately 1.5 million diagnoses each year.
Each slide in the sequence below provides a single number or dollar figure. While the gravity of the diabetes epidemic is not news, taken together these numbers create a headline that can't be ignored.