4.05 Diabetes

This page includes data from the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on prevalence of diabetes. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey asks adults to report if they have ever been diagnosed with diabetes, a disease caused by the pancreas not creating enough insulin to take the sugar out of one’s bloodstream and convert it into energy. There are multiple types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Prediabetes. Prediabetes, or borderline diabetes, is closely tied to obesity and, if undiagnosed or untreated, can develop into type 2 diabetes. The BRFSS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in conjunction with the CDC.

Sources

St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data

Notes

Adults reporting ever being diagnosed with prediabetes do not include adults who have also ever been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes. 2007 and 2011 BRFFS data are shown for Calumet, Outagamie, Wisconsin and the United States. 2011, but not 2007 BRFSS data are available for Winnebago County. 2015 data are available for all three counties, but most recent state and national data available was 2014.