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November is National Diabetes Month
- Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes - of those 540,000 are Hoosiers.
- Another 79 million are estimated to have prediabetes - 280,000 live in Indiana.
Take a step this November to learn more about diabetes and ways to prevent or control diabetes.
Are you at Risk?
- Aged 45 years or older
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy diet
- Family history
- Take the CDC Risk Test by clicking the blue button on the left of page
Do you know the Symptoms?
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Lack of energy
- Excessive thirst
How can you Prevent Diabetes and/or Complications from Diabetes?
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a healthy diet
- Become physically active
- Avoid tobacco
- Have blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol checked regularly
*Find more resources to help you take a step to prevent diabetes at the National Diabetes Education Program, CDC Diabetes Prevention Program, American Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation.
MissionThe DPCP mission is to reduce the burden of diabetes in Indiana through data surveillance, health communications, health systems development, and development and implementation of community interventions and programs.
The DPCP vision is a state where the public is fully aware of the impact of diabetes; all patients with diabetes are receiving high quality care wherever they are in the state regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status; and patients with diabetes enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Diabetes in Indiana Quick Facts
- Over 470,000 of Indiana adults (9.8%) have been diagnosed with diabetes.
- According to research, many people are unaware they have diabetes. Of the 25.8 million Americans estimated to have diabetes, 7 million are predicted to be undiagnosed.
- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in Indiana
- Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
- 17.2% of Hoosier adults ages 55-64 and 21% of adults 65 years of age and older have been diagnosed with diabetes.
- 35% of adults are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition involving impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose. Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
- In Indiana, an estimated $4 billion dollars in health care costs are associated with diabetes.
(BRFSS, 2010; NDIC, 2011; NHANES, 2005-2008)For more information, view the Data & Statistics Page
- The Impact of Reducing Sodium Consumption in Indiana Issue Brief 2013
- Indiana Employers Benefit from the Diabetes Prevention Program Fact Sheet 2013
- Indiana: Diabetes Education Classes & Support Groups Directory (Revised July 2013)
- The Value of Diabetes Self Management Education Presentation (View slides)
- 2013 Healthy People 2020 Update: Diabetes
- 2012 Diabetes in Indiana Fact sheet
- 2012 Diabetes and Women's Health Fact sheet
- NEW! CDC "Tips from Former Smokers" on Smoking & Diabetes - Bill tells how he learned the hard way that smoking makes diabetes harder to control. At 40, he has suffered kidney failure, blindness in one eye, and leg amputation.
- Press Release for November is Diabetes Awareness Month 2012 - Indiana Organizations Stress Importance of Hepatitis B Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes during National Diabetes Awareness Month
- 2011 Burden of Diabetes in Indiana - A report detailing the burden of diabetes on the people in Indiana
- From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new video - Change For Life - shows how lifestyle change classes are helping people with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes and Tobacco Toolkit - This Health Care Professional Toolkit project is a collaborative effort of the Indiana Diabetes Prevention and Control Program & the Indiana Tobacco Prevention & Cessation. Guidelines, resources, and referral information for Indiana health care professionals are included to help treat tobacco use and dependence in patients who are diagnosed with or considered at high-risk for developing diabetes in the future.
- Table of Contents
- Position Statements and Recommendations
- Patient Handout
- Indiana Smoking and Diabetes Data
- Information for Health Care Professionals
- Top Ten Reasons to Refer to the QuitLine
- Addressing Barriers to Quitting
- Addressing Weight Gain
- Research Findings on Diabetes & Tobacco Use
- QuitLine Resources and Materials