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Quick Facts Diabetes In Minnesota

Quick Facts Diabetes In Minnesota

How many adults in Minnesota have diabetes? 2015, 7.6% of Minnesota adults (about 320,000)1 had been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2). Around 18,000 new cases are diagnosed in Minnesota each year (2010)1 Around 1 in 4 people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease2. For information about diabetes in the US, please read the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017. Are there disparities in diabetes rates in Minnesota? Disparities happen when the health of a group of people are negatively affected by factors like how much money they earn, their race or ethnicity, or where they live. In Minnesota, we currently collect data specific to two of these factors. Education: In 2015, about 5.4 percent1* of adults who have a college degree report having diabetes compared with 8.5 percent1* of adults who do not. Income: Health survey data from 2013 through 2015 show that self-reported diabetes rates are higher for people living in households that earn lower incomes1*. How is Minnesota monitoring diabetes management? Healthcare providers measure five diabetes goals to monitor how well a patient’s diabetes is controlled. These goals are influenced by a number of different factors: individual factors, community-level factors, and healthcare-related factors. This information is reported as the Optimal Diabetes Care measure. Overall in Minnesota, 53 percent of adults met all five diabetes goals3. There are disparities in the percentage of people who meet all five diabetes goals. We show some of the disparities observed in 2014 below: Race: 31 percent of American Indian or Alaska Native meet the Optimal Diabetes Care measure as compared to 59 percent of Asian adults3. Ethnicity: 46 percent of Hispanic or Latino adults meet the Optimal Diabetes Care measure as compared Continue reading >>

Diabetes Data: Surveillance And Evaluation

Diabetes Data: Surveillance And Evaluation

Implementation and evaluation of diabetes prevention and control programs depends on reliable data. The following data sources tell us how many people in Texas are estimated to have diabetes and the groups most affected by the disease. They allow for development of culturally appropriate messages and assist in focusing prevention efforts on high-risk populations. The Diabetes Program at DSHS develops epidemiological reports on diabetes incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality in Texas. The program contracts for annual statewide telephone surveys through the Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, participates in statewide and international collaborative data collection projects, and reviews information from the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and the TMF Health Quality Institute, which is the state’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Data from these and other sources are collected and illustrated in the burden report below. The Diabetes Program updates this report periodically as data collection occurs and data is verified for publication. The Texas Diabetes Fact Sheet offers at-a-glance diabetes prevalence and mortality statistics for Texas by race/ethnicity, age, and gender. Requests for specific data will be addressed as time and availability of data permit. To ensure that data requests are fulfilled in a timely manner, please submit your requests at least two weeks before the data is needed. Texas Diabetes and Prediabetes Fact Sheet (Updated September 2017, 178kb, PDF viewing information) Diabetes and prediabetes prevalence, mortality, and cost data for Texas. Diabetes Trend Data, Texas and US, 2011-2015 (Updated March 2017, PDF 923kb, PDF viewing information) Current Diabetes Prevalence Among Adults by Demographic C Continue reading >>

How Disease Rates Vary By State And What States Can Do About It

How Disease Rates Vary By State And What States Can Do About It

The Pew Charitable Trusts Research & Analysis Stateline How Disease Rates Vary by State and What States Can Do About It How Disease Rates Vary by State and What States Can Do About It Audience members cheer after the Philadelphia City Council passed a tax on sugary and diet beverages in June. Geographic health disparities, like Philadelphias high rate of obesity, can propel health policy. By many measures, Hawaii is one of the healthiest states in the union. Yet only Mississippi has a higher rate of flu or pneumonia deaths than the Aloha State. West Virginia, which is usually among the bottom dwellers in state health rankings, is in the middle of the pack when it comes to deaths related to Alzheimers disease. Similarly, relatively unhealthy Arkansas has a low rate of drug overdose deaths while Connecticut, which ranks near the top in overall health, has one of the countrys highest rates of death linked to drug use. Health disparities based on race, income and gender tend to draw more notice, but variations related to where people live are attracting the attention of public health officials, who are using the information to craft more-targeted policies. As the data become more precise, health policy experts believe interventions to combat geographic disparities will become even more effective. The increasing interest comes amid a growing recognition that peoples health depends as much on geographic factors such as recreation, transportation, crime and unemployment as it does on what takes place in doctors offices or hospitals. In many ways, your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code when it comes to health, said Jay Butler, Alaskas chief medical officer and its director of public health. The truth of that observation is evident in a single comparison from a Continue reading >>

Brfss Data: Diabetes Prevalence - Delaware Health And Social Services - State Of Delaware

Brfss Data: Diabetes Prevalence - Delaware Health And Social Services - State Of Delaware

Source: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS), 2011-2016. There is no statistically significant difference in the adult diabetes prevalence during the past six years. In 2016, diabetes was more prevalent among African-American adults (13.0 percent) than among non-Hispanic white adults (10.5 percent). About 7.5 percent of Hispanic adults report having been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes also becomes more prevalent with age. Only 4.2 percent of 35-44 year olds have diabetes, but the prevalence rises to 10 percent among adults age 45-54; 17.1 percent among adults age 55-64; and 22.5 percent among those 65 and older. There is no statistically significant difference between men (11.1 percent) and women (10.2 percent) in the 2016 survey results. The survey asks about "pre-diabetes," or borderline diabetes. In 2016, among adults who do not have diagnosed diabetes, 13.1 percentor more than 84,600 Delawareansreported being told they have pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but they can significantly reduce that risk by increasing physical activity and eating a healthier diet. The 2016 Delaware BRFS also provides information about compliance with recommendations for people with diabetes. 57.5 percent say they check their blood glucose (sugar) levels one or more times per day. [The recommended frequency is three times a day for most diabetic adults.] 33.2 percent see their doctor 4 or more times a year. An additional 35 percent say they see their doctor 2 or 3 times a year. 92.3 percent say they have been checked by a doctor for Hemoglobin A1-C one or more times in the past year. 75.7 percent of people with diabetes had an eye exam in which their pupils were dilated du Continue reading >>

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.S. State Has the Highest Diabetes Rate in the Country The United States is well known for its obesity problem. Obesity can lead to health complications like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes . As of 2015, about 9.4% of the population had type 2 diabetes according to Diabetes.org. However, the disease is far more prevalent in certain states. Weve ranked the top 10 states with the highest type 2 diabetes rates and followed it with the top 10 states with the lowest type 2 diabetes rates. The rates are according to stateofobesity.org . Oklahoma is the first state to make the list with about 12% of its adult population living with diabetes . 32.8% of Oklahomas adult population is obese. Oklahoma requires its elementary school students to participate in physical education classes but not its middle school or high school students. PE classes can be a driving force in helping children prevent obesity and diabetes in later years. Louisiana ties for the eighth position with 12.1% of its population suffering from diabetes . It is also the fifth most obese state in the nation, with 35.5% of its population falling into the obese category. 34% of Louisiana youth are either overweight or obese, but the state does require physical education classes for students of all ages. Georgia | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images Georgia ties with Louisiana with 12.1% of its population dealing with diabetes . However, when it comes to obesity, Georgia is much better off than Louisiana Georgia ranks 20th in obesity in the U.S. Georgia requires physical education classes in its elementary schools and high schools, but 32.2% of children are still either obese or overweight. Next: The country music capital has a diabetes problem. Tennessee | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images In Tennessee, Continue reading >>

The Best (and Worst) States For Diabetes

The Best (and Worst) States For Diabetes

TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. The United States is experiencing a diabetes epidemic. Since 2008, the number of Americans with diabetes has risen by 2.2 million people, and the rate has increased rapidly with growing obesity. Yet some states appear to be faring better than others. On Wednesday, Gallup and Healthways released a new report ranking states and communities on incidence of diabetes for 2015. The new report shows Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado have the lowest incidence of diabetes in the United States. In each of those states, less than 8% of the population has diabetes. That’s significantly different than the rates reported in other states. For instance, Alabama and West Virginia have the highest number of people with diabetes in their state, with over 16% of the population with a diabetes diagnosis. TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. View Sample Sign Up Now The researchers cite the obesity epidemic as one of the greatest contributing factors to the high rates of diabetes in the U.S. More than a third of American adults are obese. “While not all people with diabetes are obese, and not all who are obese develop diabetes, research shows that about 54% of middle aged Americans who are obese and have not yet developed diabetes will do so in their lifetime,” the report authors write. The study authors also looked at specific communities within states for a deeper picture on what regions of the nation are doing well, and which communities need some work. They found that Boulder, Colo., Bellingham, Wash., Fort Collins, Colo., and Provo-Orem, Utah report the lowest incidence rates out of cities nationwide. Boulder is especially low with less than 5% of people in the city diagnosed w Continue reading >>

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes Home Data In Action U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes New research, part of theGallup-SharecareState of American Well-Beingseries, examines the incidence of diabetes within all 50 states and across190 U.S. communities. Since 2008, when Gallup and Sharecare began tracking diabetes in the U.S., an estimated2 millionmoreadultsare reporting that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, theobesity rate, a significant risk factor for diabetes,has climbed by almost 3 pointssince 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Utah, Rhode Island,andColoradoare the states with the lowest incidence of diabetes within their populations, with less than 8% of their adult populations having been diagnosed with the disease. Boulder, Colorado,Bellingham, Washington,andFort Collins, Coloradolead the community rankings with the lowest reported levels of the disease. AlabamaandWest Virginiaare the states with the highest diabetes prevalence, both with more than 16% of their residents diagnosed with diabetes.The communities ofMobile, AlabamaandCharleston, West Virginiaplace last in the nation, with more than 17% of their respective adult populations having the disease. The report also highlightshospitals and health systems which have implementedinnovativediabetes managementprograms toensure patients have better health outcomes and better quality of life. To view the full rankings, download a copy of the report today . You can also subscribe to content from the Well-Being Index; by subscribing, well let you know when we release new reports and insights from the Well-Being Index. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Rate Doubles In U.s. In Last 10 Years

Diabetes Rate Doubles In U.s. In Last 10 Years

Diabetes rate doubles in U.S. in last 10 years Highest rate in the South, according to government report ATLANTA The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday. More women opting for preventive mastectomy - but should they be? Rates of women who are opting for preventive mastectomies, such as Angeline Jolie, have increased by an estimated 50 percent in recent years, experts say. But many doctors are puzzled because the operation doesn't carry a 100 percent guarantee, it's major surgery -- and women have other options, from a once-a-day pill to careful monitoring. What stresses moms most? Themselves, survey says The highest rates were in the South, according to the first state-by-state review of new diagnoses. The worst was in West Virginia, where about 13 in 1,000 adults were diagnosed with the disease in 2005-07. The lowest was in Minnesota, where the rate was 5 in 1,000. Nationally, the rate of new cases climbed from about 5 per 1,000 in the mid-1990s to 9 per 1,000 in the middle of this decade. Roughly 90 percent of cases are Type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity. The findings dovetail with trends seen in obesity and lack of exercise two health measures where Southern states also rank at the bottom. "It isn't surprising the problem is heaviest in the South no pun intended," agreed Matt Petersen, who oversees data and statistics for the American Diabetes Association. The study, led by Karen Kirtland of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides an up-to-date picture of where the disease is exploding. The information should be a big help as the government and health insurance companies decide where to focus prevention campa Continue reading >>

County-level

County-level "diabetes Belt" Carves A Swath Through U.s. South

More than 18 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes, which costs an estimated $174 billion annually. Typically, local public health agencies carry out the initiatives to manage and prevent this chronic disease, but because prevalence figures are generally given on national and state levels, local workers cannot gain the traction—and funding—to rein in rates in their areas. A new study drills down to the county level, revealing wide disparities within states and striking national patterns. "We're extremely excited about the county level," says Lawrence Barker, associate director for science at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation. Many of the counties with the highest rates of diagnosed diabetes—higher than 11.2 percent of the population compared with the national average of 8.5 percent—are concentrated in 15 states and form an area the study's authors have labeled the "diabetes belt" (after the so-called "stroke belt" that described U.S. Southeast in the 1960s). "We've known for many years that there was a lot of diabetes in the Southeast," Barker says. But the new analysis, based on data from the self-reported national phone survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), confirmed that the disease has a distinctive geographical distribution. The map and findings will be published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The pattern of disease distribution is not a simple slice—nor does it follow the stroke belt. The diabetes belt touches states as far north as Ohio and Pennsylvania and as far west as Texas. But overall averages for many of these outlying states would not reveal the plights of their few high-prevalence counties. Sta Continue reading >>

23 Of 25 States With Highest Rates Of Obesity Are In The South And Midwest

23 Of 25 States With Highest Rates Of Obesity Are In The South And Midwest

23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest Washington, D.C.United States adult obesity rates remained mostly steadybut highthis past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America , a report from the Trust for Americas Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3 percent. The 12th annual report found that rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), are at or above 30 percent in 22 states and are not below 21 percent in any. In 1980, no state had a rate above 15 percent, and in 1991, no state had a rate above 20. Now, nationally, more than 30 percent of adults, nearly 17 percent of 2 to 19 year olds and more than 8 percent of children ages 2 to 5 are obese. Obesity puts some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Efforts to prevent and reduce obesity over the past decade have made a difference. Stabilizing rates is an accomplishment. However, given the continued high rates, it isnt time to celebrate, said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of TFAH. Weve learned that if we invest in effective programs, we can see signs of progress. But, we still havent invested enough to really tip the scales yet. Other key findings from The State of Obesity include: Obesity rates differ by region, age and race/ethnicity: Seven of the 10 states with the highest rates are in the South and 23 of the 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest. Nine of the 1 Continue reading >>

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

WY WI WV WA VA VT UT TX TN SD SC RI PA OR OK OH ND NC NY NM NJ NH NV NE MT AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MNMSMO Third Quintile Fourth Quintile Fifth QuintileSecond QuintileTop Quintile Percentage with DiabetesA StateB Percentage ObeseC 2For more information: www.well-beingindex.com Diabetes in Communities and States Across the U.S. The prevalence of diabetes and obesity continue to increase dramatically. We have an epidemic on our hands. Even more alarming is that only half of people with diabetes are adequately controlling their glucose, a statistic that has not changed in 10 years despite a plethora of new and effective drugs and devices. All of our health care systems need to focus on education, motivation and activation. – Steven Edelman, MD, Founder and Director, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of diabetes in 190 communities nationwide and across all 50 states. The overall incidence of diabetes in the U.S. adult population is growing, up from 10.6% in 2008 to 11.5% in 2016. The rate increase has resulted in about 2.2 million more Americans with diabetes since 2008. Even more alarming is that obesity, a key risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, has climbed by almost 3 points since 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Gallup-Healthways data provides a unique lens through which to view incidence of diabetes in states and communities. Lower rates of diabetes could point to citizens of a particular state or community practicing healthier behaviors which, in turn, could lead to better health outcomes and lower incidence of chronic conditions. But a lower rate could also signal under- diagnoses and/or an Continue reading >>

Here Are The States With The Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

Here Are The States With The Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates of diabetes, with about 16 percent of the participants in those two states saying they had been diagnosed with the disease. The poll also looked at the rate of diabetes in cities nationwide. The city with the lowest rate of diabetes was Boulder, Colorado, where slightly less than 5 percent of residents said they had diabetes, followed by Bellingham, Washington, where about 6 percent said they had diabetes. The two cities with the highest rates of diabetes were Mobile, Alabama, and Charleston, West Virginia, where more than 17 percent of residents said they had diabetes. [Diabetes in America: Full List of State Rankings] The results were published Wednesday (Nov. 30) in a report from Gallup-Healthways. "Lower rates of diabetes could point to citizens of a particular state or community practicing healthier behaviors, which, in turn, could lead to better health outcomes and lower incidence of chronic conditions," Gallup-Healthways said in its report. "But a lower rate could also signal underdiagnoses" of diabetes, the report said. The overall rate of diabetes in the United States in 2016 was 11.5 percent, up from 10.6 percent in 2008, Gallup-Healthways said. (The 2016 data is based on a Continue reading >>

Please Tell Us A Little More About You

Please Tell Us A Little More About You

Diabetes U.S. Value: United States: 10.0% Healthiest State: Utah: 7.1% Least-healthy State: West Virginia: 14.1% Definition: Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have diabetes (excludes prediabetes and gestational diabetes) Data Source & Year(s): CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014 Suggested Citation: America's Health Rankings analysis of CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United Health Foundation, AmericasHealthRankings.org, Accessed 2014. Why does this matter? Diabetes — the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death accounting for more than 79,500 deaths annually — contributes to heart disease and stroke, the leading and fifth leading causes of death, respectively. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all cases. Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness in adults. In 2017 a staggering 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) had diabetes, 23.1 million of which were diagnosed and 7.2 million of which were undiagnosed. In 2015 alone, 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed among adults aged 18 and older. Direct medical costs and lost productivity attributable to diabetes is estimated to be $245 billion each year — accounting for one in five health care dollars.[1] Among people with diagnosed diabetes, direct medical costs are twice as high compared with people without diabetes after adjusting for population age and sex differences. Cost estimates that include undiagnosed cases, prediabetes, and all types of diagnosed diabetes are far higher, exceeding $322 billion in 2012. Who is affected? Type 2 diabetes is a largely preven Continue reading >>

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes New research, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of diabetes within all 50 states and across190 U.S. communities. Since 2008, when Gallup and Healthways began tracking diabetes in the U.S., an estimated2 million more adults are reporting that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, the obesity rate, a significant risk factor for diabetes,has climbed by almost 3 points since 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Utah, Rhode Island, and Coloradoare the states with the lowest incidence of diabetes within their populations, with less than 8% of their adult populations having been diagnosed with the disease. Boulder, Colorado,Bellingham, Washington, andFort Collins, Coloradolead the community rankings with the lowest reported levels of the disease. Alabama and West Virginiaare the states with the highest diabetes prevalence, both with more than 16% of their residents diagnosed with diabetes.The communities ofMobile, Alabama and Charleston, West Virginia place last in the nation, with more than 17% of their respective adult populations having the disease. The report also highlightshospitals and health systems which have implementedinnovative diabetes managementprograms toensure patients have better health outcomes and better quality of life. To view the full rankings, download a copy of the report today . You can also subscribe to content from the Well-Being Index; by subscribing, well let you know when we release new reports and insights from the Well-Being Index. Continue reading >>

The Cdc Mapped Out Where People With Diabetes Live In The Us — Here's What It Found

The Cdc Mapped Out Where People With Diabetes Live In The Us — Here's What It Found

A paramedic checking the blood sugar levels of a diabetes patient. Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters Diabetes, a group of conditions in which the body can't properly regulate blood sugar, affects roughly 30 million people in the US — about 9% of the population. That's in addition to 84.1 million Americans who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate have prediabetes, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes if it isn't treated. (Type 2 accounts for the majority of diabetes cases.) In a new report by the CDC, researchers found that while the rate of new diabetes diagnoses in the US has stayed steady, the disease is still a major public health issue across the country. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the US in 2015. "Although these findings reveal some progress in diabetes management and prevention, there are still too many Americans with diabetes and prediabetes," CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a news release. Those cases are disproportionately spread around the country. The map below shows where people with diabetes live across the US, with the darker red shades representing areas where a larger percentage of the population has been diagnosed with diabetes. CDC Areas with the highest concentration of cases are southern states like Mississippi and Alabama, along with Puerto Rico, a US territory. In those locations, diabetes was prevalent in more than 11% of adults over 20. When it comes to new diagnoses, the states with the highest rates per 1,000 people are also in the southeast, as well as parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. CDC Information about where diabetes prevalence is highest can help public health officials figure out where to devote the most attention in their attempt to bring down the number of cases nat Continue reading >>

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