This dataset, produced by Public Health England, provides the prevalence estimated for diabetes, expressed as a percentage using a multivariate logistic regression model developed using Health Survey for England (HSE) data. Three years of HSE data were combined, 2012 - 2014. Diabetes was defined as self-reported doctor-diagnosed diabetes or a HBA1c of 6.5% (48mmol/mol) or more who had not previously reported being diagnosed with diabetes. The data produced here is the estimate for 2019.
Diabetic complications (including cardiovascular, kidney, foot and eye diseases) result in considerable morbidity and have a detrimental impact on quality of life. Type 2 diabetes (approximately 90% of diagnosed cases) is partially preventable – it can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle changes (exercise, weight loss, healthy eating). Earlier detection of Type 2 diabetes followed by effective treatment reduces the risk of developing diabetic complications.
An active lifestyle can reduce the chance of an individual developing type 2 diabetes by 40%.
Estimated Diabetes Prevalence 16+
It’s estimated that all Black Country local authorities have a higher diabetes prevalence rate than the national average. As 9 in 10 cases of diabetes are, to some extent, preventable, the communication of the benefits of an active lifestyle is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents.