America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes is an initiative designed to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle, empowering all Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and be more active.


Learn more about our national sponsors for American Diabetes Month.

Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:

  • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
  • The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:
    • 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
    • 9.0% of Asian Americans
    • 12.8% of Hispanics