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Death Rate due to Diabetes

Measures the death rate per 100,000 population due to diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Measurement Period: 2016
Value: 26.9





HP 2020

  • 4.6
  • 47.6
  • 91.455

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2016 26.9
    2015 31.6
    2014 43.4
    2013 35.9
    2012 30.6
    2011 31.2
    2010 32.5
    2009 25.7

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