The Impact of Diabetes in Ohio
Did you know that nearly 1 million (11.1%) Ohio adults have been diagnosed with diabetes?
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in Ohio and the United States (Source: 2018 Ohio Chronic Disease Burden Report). In 2016, diabetes was the primary cause of death for 3,500 Ohioans and was a contributing cause of many more deaths (Source: 2018 Ohio Chronic Disease Burden Report).
In 2016, nearly 1 million (11.1%) Ohio adults had been diagnosed with diabetes (Source: 2018 Ohio Chronic Disease Burden Report). In addition, nearly 800,000 adults in Ohio had been diagnosed with prediabetes, and it is estimated that more than 1 million Ohio adults have prediabetes but have not been diagnosed, increasing their risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes later in life (Source: 2018 Ohio Chronic Disease Burden 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