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The Impact of Diabetes in Ohio

Did you know that an estimated 1,048,918 Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and serious chronic diseases in the United States. In 2014, about 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes, 8.1 million of whom do not know that they have the disease. (Source: CDC).

In 2014, approximately 70,000 new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adult’s ages 18 – 76 years old, and that number is set to grow as the aging U.S. population rises along with the increasing prevalence of overweight or obese Americans (Source: CDC Diabetes Atlas).

Over the past 20 years, from 1994 through 2014, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in Ohio has risen from approximately 4.8% to 10.3%. In addition, it is estimated that another 6.1% of Ohio adults have been diagnosed with prediabetes, increasing their risk of progressing to Type 2 diabetes later in life.  (Source: CDC Diabetes Atlas). Diabetes was also the primary cause of death for 3,600 Ohioans and was a contributing cause of many more deaths (Source: 2015 Ohio Chronic Disease Report).

As the Ohio Department of Health We Promote:

  • Enhanced awareness of prediabetes and diabetes ,including its complications, to all Ohioans

  • Increased management of diabetes for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes

  • Access to quality care for those disproportionately affected populations with prediabetes and diabetes

  • Improved care of services for underserved populations with prediabetes and diabetes in Ohio

  • Quality prediabetes and diabetes education, promoting wellness, physical activity, a healthy weight, blood pressure control, and smoking cessation

  • Partnerships and community involvement to strive towards decreasing the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio

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Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Health Promotion
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-2144
 Fax: (614) 644-7740





Last Updated: 2/16/2017