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Diabetes
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Diabetes is a serious health issue that can contribute to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease and blindness, and can even result in limb amputation.

You can help prevent diabetes by following a sensible, healthful diet, maintaining your weight and incorporating regular exercise into your daily life.   If you have diabetes, you can maintain control of the disease through regular monitoring, following a physician-prescribed care regiment, adjusting your diet and maintaining a physically active life.

Diabetes is the percentage of adults who have been told by a health professional that they have diabetes, excluding pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. The ranks are based on self-report data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System .

Diabetes is a long-term illness that is managed through lifestyle changes and healthcare interventions. Studies have indicated that the onset of Type II Diabetes can be prevented through weight loss, increased physical activity and improving dietary choices. The National Diabetes Prevention Program was created to bring evidence-based interventions to prevent diabetes to communities across the country. Additional diabetes information is available at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ and http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/ddt.htm) and the American Diabetes Association.

USA Diabetes (1996-2013) see more
  • Percent of adults who responded yes to the question "Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?" Does not include pre-diabetes or diabetes during pregnancy.
  • Percent of adults who responded yes to the question "Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?" Does not include pre-diabetes or diabetes during pregnancy. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

The measures tracked by America's Health Rankings are those actions that can affect the future health of the population. For a state to improve the health of its population, efforts must focus on these measures, these determinants of health.

STATE RANKINGS

State Changes
Over Time
Rank Value Take Action
Alabama graph 50 13.2 View Actions
Alabama graph 50 13.2 View Actions
Alaska graph 1 5.3 View Actions
Alaska graph 1 5.3 View Actions
Arizona graph 30 9.0 View Actions
Arizona graph 47 11.4 View Actions
Arkansas graph 34 9.6 View Actions
Arkansas graph 33 9.6 View Actions
California graph 24 8.6 View Actions
California graph 24 8.6 View Actions
Colorado graph 2 6.0 View Actions
Colorado graph 2 6.0 View Actions
Connecticut graph 11 7.3 View Actions
Connecticut graph 11 7.3 View Actions
Delaware graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Delaware graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Florida graph 44 10.4 View Actions
Florida graph 43 10.4 View Actions
Georgia graph 35 9.7 View Actions
Georgia graph 34 9.7 View Actions
Hawaii graph 20 8.3 View Actions
Hawaii graph 20 8.3 View Actions
Idaho graph 18 7.9 View Actions
Idaho graph 18 7.9 View Actions
Illinois graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Illinois graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Indiana graph 37 9.8 View Actions
Indiana graph 36 9.8 View Actions
Iowa graph 14 7.5 View Actions
Iowa graph 14 7.5 View Actions
Kansas graph 21 8.4 View Actions
Kansas graph 21 8.4 View Actions
Kentucky graph 39 10.0 View Actions
Kentucky graph 38 10.0 View Actions
Louisiana graph 41 10.3 View Actions
Louisiana graph 42 10.3 View Actions
Maine graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Maine graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Maryland graph 32 9.3 View Actions
Maryland graph 31 9.3 View Actions
Massachusetts graph 12 7.4 View Actions
Massachusetts graph 12 7.4 View Actions
Michigan graph 40 10.1 View Actions
Michigan graph 39 10.1 View Actions
Minnesota graph 4 6.7 View Actions
Minnesota graph 4 6.7 View Actions
Mississippi graph 49 12.4 View Actions
Mississippi graph 49 12.4 View Actions
Missouri graph 33 9.4 View Actions
Missouri graph 32 9.4 View Actions
Montana graph 7 7.0 View Actions
Montana graph 7 7.0 View Actions
Nebraska graph 16 7.7 View Actions
Nebraska graph 16 7.7 View Actions
Nevada graph 22 8.5 View Actions
Nevada graph 22 8.5 View Actions
New Hampshire graph 18 7.9 View Actions
New Hampshire graph 18 7.9 View Actions
New Jersey graph 31 9.2 View Actions
New Jersey graph 30 9.2 View Actions
New Mexico graph 22 8.5 View Actions
New Mexico graph 22 8.5 View Actions
New York graph 29 8.9 View Actions
New York graph 29 8.9 View Actions
North Carolina graph 37 9.8 View Actions
North Carolina graph 36 9.8 View Actions
North Dakota graph 12 7.4 View Actions
North Dakota graph 12 7.4 View Actions
Ohio graph 40 10.1 View Actions
Ohio graph 39 10.1 View Actions
Oklahoma graph 44 10.4 View Actions
Oklahoma graph 43 10.4 View Actions
Oregon graph 9 7.2 View Actions
Oregon graph 9 7.2 View Actions
Pennsylvania graph 42 10.3 View Actions
Pennsylvania graph 41 10.3 View Actions
Rhode Island graph 17 7.8 View Actions
Rhode Island graph 17 7.8 View Actions
South Carolina graph 46 10.7 View Actions
South Carolina graph 45 10.7 View Actions
South Dakota graph 6 6.9 View Actions
South Dakota graph 6 6.9 View Actions
Tennessee graph 47 11.3 View Actions
Tennessee graph 46 11.3 View Actions
Texas graph 35 9.7 View Actions
Texas graph 34 9.7 View Actions
Utah graph 3 6.5 View Actions
Utah graph 3 6.5 View Actions
Vermont graph 5 6.8 View Actions
Vermont graph 5 6.8 View Actions
Virginia graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Virginia graph 25 8.7 View Actions
Washington graph 15 7.6 View Actions
Washington graph 15 7.6 View Actions
West Virginia graph 48 11.7 View Actions
West Virginia graph 48 11.7 View Actions
Wisconsin graph 8 7.1 View Actions
Wisconsin graph 8 7.1 View Actions
Wyoming graph 9 7.2 View Actions
Wyoming graph 9 7.2 View Actions
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    Annual Report
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    Senior Report

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