Goal: Reduce the burden of diabetes and improve quality of life for all people who have, or are at risk for, diabetes.
More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and it’s the seventh leading cause of death.1 Healthy People 2030 focuses on reducing diabetes cases, complications, and deaths.
Some racial/ethnic minorities are more likely to have diabetes. And many people with diabetes don’t know they have it.
Poorly controlled or untreated diabetes can lead to leg or foot amputations, vision loss, and kidney damage. But interventions to help people manage diabetes can help reduce the risk of complications. In addition, strategies to help people who don’t have diabetes eat healthier, get physical activity, and lose weight can help prevent new cases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and its Burden in the United States [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf