Diabetes by the Numbers

February 7, 2020
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

Over 70% of US adults with diabetes have hypertension, 15.6% of these patients have an A1c value >9%, and more fast facts on diabetes risk factors and patient characteristics.

Approximately 1.5 million US adults are diagnosed with diabetes every year, but roughly 9 in 10 Americans without the disease do not understand the full extent of the struggle that many diabetes patients face and the same goes for the nearly 1 in 4 people with diabetes who are unaware they have it. To help spread awareness, WalletHub recently released 2019 data compiled from a range of US government and other authoritative sources on diabetes facts and statistics including prevalence and economic burden. In the slides below, you'll find 13 fast stats on diabetes risk factors and patient characteristics that you can use to educate any patient.