Approximately 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95% have type 2 diabetes. Sadly, the problem is even greater for minority and ethnic populations. See the infographics below to learn about diabetes within these communities.

To guide and support individuals with type 2 diabetes, the Association is offering a free 12-month program called Living With Type 2 Diabetes. The program, available in English and Spanish, provides information and offers free guidance to help people learn how to manage diabetes at regular intervals throughout the year-long. People can enroll into this free program by visiting, calling 1-800-DIABETES, or texting Type2 to 69866 to learn more about the program in English or Tipo2 to 69866 to learn more about the program in Spanish.

Topics and resources include:

  • Food, nutrition and recipes
  • Stress and emotions (see infographic below)
  • Physical activity
  • Complications
  • Peer support online and via phone
  • Support from the Association's local office
  • Support from the Association's National Call Center
  • Opt in text messaging


June 10, 2014

A Snapshot: Diabetes in America illustrates the new diabetes statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emotional Path of a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis (English and Spanish)

  • Last Reviewed: June 1, 2015
  • Last Edited: February 1, 2016

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