Number of People in U.S. with Diabetes Increases to 24 Million
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people, or 8 percent of the population, in the United States, an increase of more than 3 million in approximately two years, according to new 2007 prevalence data estimates released June 24, 2008 by the CDC. In addition, another 57 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. Among people with diabetes, those who do not know they have the disease decreased from 30 percent to 25 percent over a two-year period.

Additional county-by-county data and other statistics are also available at

Devastating Toll of Diabetes Reaches $174 Billion
Study reveals costs have climbed 32% since 2002
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Healthier Eating at Work
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Nearly 24 million Americans (7.8% of the population) have diabetes and many of them are employed in our workforce. can help businesses and managed care companies to assess the impact of diabetes in the workplace, and provide intuitive information to help employees manage their diabetes and take steps toward reducing risks for related complications, such as heart disease.

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Thanks to the following organizations for supporting Diabetes At Work workshops:

  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Connecticut Business Industry Association
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth Business Group on Health
  • Inland Northwest Business Coalition on Health
  • Sutter Medical Center
  • The Alliance


  • Recent studies have shown that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing depression, and that depressed adults are 37 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

    Because both diseases can impact one’s ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly, the most obvious signs are often found in the workplace. Currently, only 30 percent of patients with depression and diabetes receive adequate treatment for depression, yet treatment can alleviate debilitating symptoms in most patients.

    In response to this, is now featuring new material on recognizing and dealing with diabetes and depression in the workplace.

    In addition, health professionals and health educators can earn valuable CE credits for reviewing these new pages. To learn more about Diabetes and Depression, and to earn CE credits, go to Diabetes and Depression.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.