What does this indicator measure?

The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes (existing cases of the disease) was estimated based on respondents answers to the question, "Has a doctor ever told you that you have diabetes?"

Why is this indicator important?

Diabetes is a group of diseases resulting in high levels of blood glucose (form of sugar) due to defects in insulin production, action, or both. It can lead to serious complications and premature death. People who have diabetes can work with health care providers and support systems to take action, control the disease, and lower their risk for complications. Typically, diabetes is preventable if people incorporate healthy eating and exercise habits into their daily routines.

About the data

Community: Warren County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2011-2013

Category: Diabetes and Renal Disease

Community Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes Data and Statistics

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes Data and Statistics