Contact Us

Montana Diabetes Rates More Than Double

Photo courtesy of GDS Infographics/Flickr

Coinciding with national diabetes month, The Center for Disease Control has released a national study looking at the growth rate of diabetes over the past 16 Years. “We looked at state and some territorial changes over time,” explained CDC statistician Linda Geiss, “and we found 42 States had increases in diabetes of 50% or more and 18 states, including Montana, had increases in diabetes of 100% or more.”

Interview with Statistician Linda Geiss:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Although Montana had astronomical increases, there was still good news for the State. It was one of only 12 states with a diabetes prevalence between 6% and 6.9%. Overall, Montana was ranked 45th for Diabetes prevalence.

Diabetes rates inside Montana varied wildly from county to county. Gallatin County had the best results with only a 4.4% diabetes rate followed by Park (5.2%), Ravalli and Missoulla (both at 5.3%). On the other hand, Roosevelt county in Eastern Montana topped the list with a 12.1% diabetes rate while Glacier, Blaine, and Big Horn counties all had rates over 10%.

View Montana Diabetes Maps

Diabetes rates tend to increase with Obesity rates and can often be reduced by responsible eating and proper exercise.

Best of KYSS

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KYSS Corral quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KYSS Corral contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.