The National Diabetes Statistical Report of 2022 noted that in 2019, more than 37 million Americans of all ages (11.3% of the U.S. population) had diabetes. 8.5 million adults (23.0% of adults with diabetes) were unaware of having diabetes. In Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older, the percentage of adults with diabetes increased to 29.2%.
According to the National Institutes of Health, prevalence of diabetes (type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes) will increase by 54% to more than 54.9 million Americans between from between 2015 to 2030. The annual deaths attributed to diabetes will increase by 38% to 385,800; and the total annual medical and societal costs associated with diabetes will increase 53% to more than $622 billion annually. Obesity is a predominant factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. The World Obesity Federation, predicts that over one billion people globally, including 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men, will be living with obesity (body mass index >30) by 2030.