Statistics: JDRF and Diabetes

Diabetes Statistics (T1D and T2D combined)

Number of Americans with diabetes: nearly 26 million1

Number of people worldwide with diabetes: more than 371 million (expected to increase to 552 million by 2030)2

Amount spent annually on healthcare costs related to diabetes in the U.S.: more than $245 billion3

Type 1 Diabetes Statistics

Number of Americans with T1D: as many as three million4

Number of children diagnosed with T1D in the U.S. each year: more than 15,0005

Number of adults diagnosed with T1D in the U.S. each year: more than 15,0005

Percentage of people in the U.S. living with T1D who are adults: 85%4

Percentage of people in the U.S. living with T1D who are children: 15%4

Increase in the prevalence of T1D in people under age 20 between 2001 and 2009: 23%6

Healthcare costs of T1D in the U.S. each year: $14.9 billion7

JDRF Research Funding

Amount of research funding in 2012: more than $110 million

Total amount of research funding since founding in 1970: more than $1.7 billion

Total amount of investments in current JDRF research projects worldwide: $530 million

Percentage of JDRF expenditures directly supporting research and research-related education: more than 80%

Number of countries in which JDRF funded research projects last year: 17

Number of human clinical trials JDRF is currently funding: more than 50

JDRF Statistics

Current number of locations: 100 chapters, branches, and affiliates worldwide


1 CDC: cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/factsheet11.htm
2 IDF: idf.org/diabetesatlas/5e/Update2012
3 NIDDK: diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/index.htm#costs
4 Type 1 Diabetes, 2010; Prime Group for JDRF, Mar. 2011
5 NIDDK: diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/index.htm#i_youngpeople
6 SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
7 The Economics of Diabetes in the United States, 2009; Lewin Group for Novo Nordisk: diabetesbarometer-us.com/downloadable-resources/economic/Economic-Research-Articles.pdf