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Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects 30,000 people in St. Joseph County.  According to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 10.9% of residents in Indiana have diabetes.  One in three do not know they have the disease.  While diabetes is a manageable disease, left untreated it can cause many complications even death.  It is the 5th leading cause of death in Indiana.  It is also the leading cause nationally for blindness, amputations and kidney disease. 

Read the 2014 National Diabetics Statitics Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It has statistics on diabetes and disease complications which highlight the need for diabetes control.  There is also information on the four types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational and prediabetes.

The Indiana State Department of Health has also issued a 2014 Diabetes Report with statistics for the state.

Check out our Resources page for diabetics



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Reducing Obesity Coalition of St. Joseph County is a group of institutions, agencies, and community members led by the St. Joseph County Health Department who aim to provide resources to reduce obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle.  www.reducingobesity.org 

The YMCA of Michiana has a program for pre-diabetics who meet certain requirements to postpone or reverse the onset of diabetes before a diagnosis.  Please call Natalie T. at 574-287-9622 for more information on this program.   

10,000 steps a day has been an idea & goal needed for healthy bodies and to get people out of a sedetary lifestyle.  Please feel free to download our step diary here.  Before starting an exercise program, always check with your physician to be sure you are healthy enough to do so.  You can find out more about this idea here: http://www.thewalkingsite.com/10000steps.html

Indiana State Department for Health program for Diabetes Prevention & Control

 


The Centers for Disease Control

2014 Diabetes Report Card 


A Snapshot of Diabetes in the US

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  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010.
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the United States in 2010.
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
  • In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower- limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million people.
- See more at: http://www.uhcdiabetes.com/diabetes-facts/#sthash.eKdiT93M.dpuf
  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010.
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the United States in 2010.
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
  • In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower- limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million people.
  • - See more at: http://www.uhcdiabetes.com/diabetes-facts/#sthash.eKdiT93M.dpuf
  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010.
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the United States in 2010.
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
  • In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower- limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million people.
  • - See more at: http://www.uhcdiabetes.com/diabetes-facts/#sthash.eKdiT93M.dpuf



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