Diabetes By The Numbers
- More than 8% of the US population has diabetes: 1) Total: 25.5 million people; 2) Diagnosed: 18.8 million people; 3) Undiagnosed: 7 million people; 4) Prediabetes: 79 million people; 5) New cases: In 2010, 1.9 million
new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older.
- US Hispanics are 66% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes compared to Non-Hispanic Whites.
- More than 90% (9 in 10) of US Hispanics with diabetes or at risk, have not visited a podiatrist.
- Nearly 12% of US Hispanics aged 20 or older have diabetes.
- More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in the US occur among people with diabetes.
- Comprehensive foot care programs can reduce amputation rates by 45-85%.
APMA - American Podiatric Medical Association; Knock Your Socks Off - APMA Diabetes Awareness Campaign | The feet can reveal warning signs such as numbness, redness, swelling, or non-healing wounds. Making at
least two appointments a year with today's podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert, to have your feet examined is a critical step in avoiding diabetic foot complications and amputation.