The Facts About Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
Up-to-date scientific data and statistics on diabetes and its burden in the United States can be found in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014
Learn about NDEP's activities during its first 10 years of progress (1997-2007).
Learn more about the National Diabetes Education Program's initiatives, goals and partnership network.