Diabetes by the Numbers
* 18 million Americans have type 2 diabetes (6.3% of the population)
* About 20% of people over age 65 have diabetes
* Another 41 million have "prediabetes"
* About 1 in 3 people with diabetes don't know they have it
* More than one-third of new diabetes cases in children and teens are now type 2 diabetes
* Total costs of diabetes: $132 billion in U.S. alone
* 90% of cases due to excess weight, lack of exercise, and poor diet