Diabetes overview, on-demand

December 6, 2010
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Diabetes is getting worse—no news there. But if you want to see how the disease is becoming more prevalent down to the county level, check out this interactive map at Slate.com.

You’ll see that the rate in Hamilton County jumped from 7.1 percent in 2004 to 8.5 percent in 2008. In Marion County, the rate shot from 8.5 percent to 9.8 percent.

But for a real eye-opener, look farther south. Most counties in Kentucky have tipped into double digits, and Alabama and Mississippi are in even worse shape.

The map in some cases shows differences along state borders, which raises questions whether the rates are influenced by varying levels of testing and reporting. Nevertheless, the overall trajectory is clear.

Care to share any thoughts?

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  • DIABETES
    Neither being overweight or having a family history of diabetes, I was rocked on my heels when I was diagnosed a Type II diabetic. Being of the Baby Boomer generation, I am now almost convinced the cause of my diabetes is processed food.
  • Correlations
    While I agree with Heikens that the differences across state borders seem to pronounced not to account for different data collection methods--particularly noticeable between Iowa and Missouri--these statistics do largely correlate to the CDCs data on obesity. Clearly not everyone diagnosed with Type II is overweight or obese, but connections are too powerful to ignore.
  • diabetes-type 2
    the "fast foods" we eat are thought to add to the onset of type 2, in people that are at risk.
  • Data Visualization Shows Correlation Between Type 2 Diabetes, Poverty, & Food Deserts
    Hi,

    Healthline recently launched an interactive data visualization that shows the correlation between diabetes, food deserts, and poverty: http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/rates

    We encourage you to embed the visualization on your site and share it with friends, followers, and anyone else you believe would be interested.

    Warm Regards,
    Tracy

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