Learn all the facts you need to know about diabetes and how simple lifestyle changes can prevent or control diabetes.
In 1980, only 2.5 percent of the American population had diagnosed diabetes. Today the typical statistic is 8.3 percent, which represents about 26 million Americans. But there is another 40 percent of the population who are undiagnosed. So now we’ve come to realize that, actually, 12.9 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, if you count those who have probably never been tested. So you go from a total of 26 million to 40 million—you add an additional 14 million persons! And what’s really important to know here, Bill, is that this only represents those with full diabetes. It doesn’t represent those with pre-diabetes yet. And even pre-diabetes doesn’t represent the majority of those who have insulin resistance.