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Incidence Statistics for Types of Diabetes

The information below shows a list of types of Diabetes, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Diabetes. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Diabetes


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Diabetes (overall) approx 1 in 340 or 0.29% or 798,000 people in USA 797,999 16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed.
Type 1 diabetes approx 1 in 9,066 or 0.01% or 30,000 people in USA 30,000 about 30,000 annual cases in the USA; about 40 per 10,0000 children
Type 2 diabetes approx 1 in 340 or 0.29% or 798,000 people in USA 797,999 approximately 798,000 new cases of diabetes annually in USA, most are Type 2 diabetes (CDC-OC)
Impaired glucose tolerance N/A N/A No information
Gestational diabetes approx 1 in 2,014 or 0.05% or 135,000 people in USA 134,999 135,000 pregnant women get the condition every year; 3-5% of pregnant women.
MODY diabetes N/A N/A No information
Malnutrition-Related Diabetes N/A N/A No information
Secondary diabetes N/A N/A No information
Lipoatrophic diabetes N/A N/A No information
Transient diabetes mellitus N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Diabetes

Incidence of Diabetes:

approximately 798,000 new cases diagnosed annually in USA (CDC-OC)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 340 or 0.29% or 798,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence of Diabetes:

Approximately 798,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed annually in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Diabetes: CDC-OC) ... New cases diagnosed per year: 798,000. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK)

Incidence statistics about Diabetes:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Diabetes:

  • 32,600 new cases of diabetes in Australia 1999-2002 (The National Diabetes Register, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.3 million people over 20 developed diabetes annually in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)

Health News Related to Incidence of Diabetes

Medical news summaries about incidence of Diabetes:

The following medical news items are relevant to the incidence of Diabetes:

Types of Diabetes

For more information about types of Diabetes, refer to our section on types of Diabetes.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Diabetes usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Diabetes. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Diabetes at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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