Diabetes Statistics

  • One in four Americans has diabetes, or is at risk of developing it.
  • Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
  • Diabetes is the #1 cause of adult blindness.
  • Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure.
  • Diabetes results in more than 60% of non-traumatic lower limb amputations each year.
  • Up to 80% of Type 2 diabetes is preventable by eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.