Diabetes by the Numbers


  • 366 million people suffer from diabetes; 4.6 million deaths in 2011 were diabetes-related
  • By 2030, 552 million will have diabetes
  • Obesity increases risk for diabetes: 500 million are obese, 1.4 billion are overweight 
  • 44% of the world's diabetes cases are related to obesity and overweight

In the United States…

  • 26 million American adults and children live with diabetes
  • 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. 
  • Among people 65 and older, 27% (nearly 11 million) are diabetic
  • An estimated 7 million Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed
  • More than 35% of American adults (78 million) are obese; prevalence has doubled since 1990.
  • More than 17% of children and teens (12.5 million) are obese; prevalence has tripled since 1980.
  • By 2050, 1 in 3 adults will be diabetic
2012 Research Pipeline: 511 anti-diabetes agents are now in clinical research

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