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Diabetes Prevention and Management

Diabetes in Ohio

According to 2013 data from the Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), it is estimated that 10.4 percent (921,012) of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, it is estimated that another 7.2 percent (378,153) of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, increasing their risk of progressing to Type 2 diabetes later in life. (Source: 2013 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

We Promote

  • Enhanced awareness of diabetes and the complications of diabetes to all Ohioans  
  • Increased control of diabetes for those who have been diagnosed 
  • Access to quality care for those disproportionately affected populations with diabetes 
  • Improved care of services for under served populations with diabetes in Ohio 
  • Quality diabetes education: promotion of wellness, physical activity, weight, blood pressure control, and smoking cessation 
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education 
  • Partnerships, community involvement and capacity building

Diabetes Prevention and Management

Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes. Click here to learn about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes, what it means to have prediabetes, and what you can do to prevent or delay diabetes.


Chronic Disease Map GalleryMailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Chronic Disease Section
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-2144
 Fax: (614) 644-7740




Last Reviewed 11/05/2014