The Burden of Diabetes in Texas

Diabetes is a common disease:

  • Approximately 1,707,000 adults, or 9.80% of Texas’s adult population, have diagnosed
  • diabetes.
  • Adults without diabetes who are overweight and not physically active are at risk of
  • developing diabetes.
  • 66.5% of all adults in Texas are overweight or obese.
  • In 2009, only 54% of adults in Texas met the recommended levels of physical activity.

 If current trends continue, one in three U.S. adults could have diabetes by the year 2050.

Diabetes is a serious disease:

  • People with diabetes in Texas suffer from many diabetes-related complications, including lower extremity amputation, end-stage renal disease, and blindness due to diabetic retinopathy.
  • 65.4% of adults with diabetes in Texas report having at least one day of poor health (physical or mental) in the previous month.

Click the fact sheet to learn more! State Facts Sheet 2013 – Texas

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