Diabetes continues to increase in Ohio, and the chronic disease can lead to cardiovascular disease and other serious health-related complications. Adults with diabetes, for example, are 2 — 4 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without diabetes, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic lower extremity amputations among adults are other serious health complications related to diabetes, according to the state department.
In northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, counties are having mixed results with lowering the prevalence of diabetes, their latest county health assessment reports show. Below is an infographic looking at the percentage of adults diagnosed with diabetes in several counties and, if available, whether the rate is increasing or decreasing. To download the infographic as a PDF, please click here.