How many people have diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide?

Diabetes in the United States (photo by GDS Infographics- CC-BY)

United States

According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S.

Total Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States, All Ages, 2010

  • Total: 25.8 million people – 8.3% percent of the U.S. population has diabetes.
  • Diagnosed diabetes: 18.8 million people
  • Undiagnosed diabetes: 7.0 million people


13  million men have diabetes or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older.


12.6 million women have diabetes or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older.

Incidence of Diabetes in the United States in 2010

1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2010.


Estimated diabetes costs in the United States 2007

  • Total (direct and indirect) $174 billion
  • Direct medical costs $116


  • Indirect costs $58 billion (disability, work loss, premature mortality)


According to a study in The Lancet, 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation provides an spreadsheet with the number of people that have diabetes by region and by country.

According to the World Health Organization WHO , the top 10 countries in numbers of people with diabetes are:

  • India
  • China
  • USA
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Bangladesh

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