According to The Centers for Disease Control, in 2016, more than 29 million Americans, or approximately 9% of the population, had diabetes. Of the more than 29 million, 21 million were diagnosed, and 8 million were undiagnosed. Another 86 million American adults have pre-diabetes, the precursor to type 2 diabetes.
Shocking, isn't it? That number is only going way up as more of our population becomes overweight and obese.