Founder of the Sugar Run 5K
The first Sugar Run held in 2006 had 37 participants and raised $2,500. Now, 15 years later, the Sugar Run has evolved with the help of faithful supporters. Three years ago we added a new division, the Elite Run, which showcases a top echelon of runners from around the world and allows the elite athletes to compete with others in their category. We share JDRF's goal to eradicate Type One diabetes, therefore, the Sugar Run benefits JDRF's Fund a Cure where proceeds are used for diabetes research.
Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2017 $237 billion was for direct medical costs $90 billion was in reduced productivity After adjusting for population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.
Overall numbers Prevalence: In 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population, had diabetes. Nearly 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 187,000 children and adolescents
Undiagnosed: Of the 34.2 million adults with diabetes, 26.8 million were diagnosed, and 7.3 million were undiagnosed. Prevalence in seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 26.8%, or 14.3 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed). New cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Prediabetes: In 2015, 88 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.
Diabetes in youth About 210,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population. In 2014—2015, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,200 with type 1 diabetes, 5,800 with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 270,702 certificates. Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death. Cost of diabetes Updated March 22, 2018 $327 billion: Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2017 $237 billion was for direct medical costs $90 billion was in reduced productivity