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HEALTH STATUS - Diabetes
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In 2010, about 8.3 percent of Hawai'i's adult population reported having been told by a physician that they had diabetes. While there are fluctuations in Hawai'i's rates of self-reported diabetes, the overall trend is upward. Since 1994, the United States has experienced steady increases in diabetes, as reported by individuals in surveys.

Managing Diabetes: Diabetes is associated with heart disease, stroke, hypertension, blindness, foot problems, and kidney disease. Diabetes is manageable with diet, exercise, and medication. Programs to help diabetics control their disease include regular monitoring, nutritional counseling, and management for other chronic diseases that patients with diabetes often have, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.1


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Source: Hawai`i State Department of Health, Health Promotion and Education Office, Hawaii's Health Risk Behaviors.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Note: U.S. figures are the medians of the states' means.