More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur on people with diabetes.
U.S. Diabetes Statistics: An estimated 79 million people 20 or older have pre-diabetes.
18.8 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Seven million people have diabetes, but have not been diagnosed.
215,000 people under 20 years old have diabetes.
25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people 20 years or older have diabetes.
10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people 65 or older have diabetes.
13.0 million, or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
12.6 million, or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
15.7 million, or 10.2% of all non-Hispanic whites aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
4.9 million, or 18.7% of all non-Hispanic blacks aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
2010 - 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older.
2012 - The CDC releases a report showing that 18 states had a 100% or more increase in the prevalence of diabetes from 1995 to 2010. Forty-two states saw an increase of at least 50%.