The Rise in Diabetes

Slate published a fascinating interactive map showing Diabetes prevalence in the United States. Most counties in the Southeast portion of the country have observed a substantial increase in Diabetes cases from 2004 to 2008. These alarming data underscore specific regions’ needs for programs such as the School Food Tour that address Diabetes risk factors including obesity and physical inactivity.

The map was created using data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

(Post Sources: CDC & Slate)

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