A report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says more than 100 million adults in the U.S.A. are living with diabetes or prediabetes.
Prediabetes is a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.
The report says that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans have diabetes and another 84.1 million have prediabetes.
Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in this country in 2015.
The report found that the rates of diagnosed diabetes increased with age.
Four percent of adults ages 18-44 had diabetes, 17 percent of adults ages 45-64 had diabetes and 25 percent of those adults ages 65 and older had diabetes.
For more on diabetes and the report visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html.