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QuoteWizard Report Finds the Rate of Diabetes Increased 29% Over a 10 Year Period

SEATTLE, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces has released its report ranking which states had the highest increase in diabetes prevalence from 2007 to 2017.

Key Findings

  • More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes. The increase in the number of diabetics is taking a toll on medical costs, ultimately leading to increases in health insurance premiums.
  • Americans with Diabetes increased by 29% from 2007 to 2017
  • The American Diabetes Association estimated the total direct medical costs of diabetes at $237 billion in 2017.
  • South Dakota leads the nation with a 66% increase in diabetes over the 10 year period, but the larger issue is each state had an increase of at least 10%.
  • Total direct medical costs for diabetes were $237 billion in 2017.

To view the full report, visit
https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-highest-rate-of-diabetes

Methodology

QuoteWizard analyst looked at CDC diabetes data to compare the prevalence of people with diabetes in each state over a 10 year period from 2007 to 2017, to see which states had the highest increases in diabetes. Rankings one through 50 are ranked by states with the highest rate of increase in diabetes to the lowest rate of increases in diabetes. Accompanying the rate of increase and crude prevalence figures are American Diabetes Association data on direct medical expenses for diabetics in each state for the year 2017. 

States with the highest increase in diabetes

Rank
(highest)

State

Increase in diabetes

% Diabetes
2017

% Diabetes
2007

Direct medical
expenses (billions)

1

SD

66%

11.1

6.7

$0.5

2

NE

44%

10.2

7.1

$1.0

3

KS

44%

10.5

7.3

$1.7

4

ND

43%

9

6.3

$0.5

5

HI

42%

10.9

7.7

$1.0

6

IA

41%

9.6

6.8

$2.0

7

WV

41%

15.2

10.8

$1.7

8

CO

40%

7.4

5.3

$2.6

9

WI

40%

9.1

6.5

$4.1

10

SC

40%

13.4

9.6

$4.3

11

OR

39%

9.6

6.9

$3.1

12

IN

39%

11.8

8.5

$5.0

13

CA

38%

10.5

7.6

$27.0

14

MN

37%

7.8

5.7

$3.5

15

ME

37%

10.7

7.8

$1.0

16

NM

37%

10.7

7.8

$1.5

17

AL

37%

14.1

10.3

$4.2

18

CT

34%

9.8

7.3

$2.7

19

AR

33%

12.2

9.2

$2.2

20

LA

33%

13.6

10.2

$4.2

21

VA

31%

10.5

8

$6.1

22

MO

30%

10.4

8

$4.9

23

NV

30%

10.4

8

$2.0

24

DE

30%

11.3

8.7

$0.7

25

KY

30%

12.9

9.9

$3.6

26

WY

29%

9

7

$0.3

27

WA

28%

9.1

7.1

$5.0

28

MA

28%

9.5

7.4

$5.5

29

NY

28%

10.5

8.2

$15.1

30

MS

28%

14.2

11.1

$2.4

31

AZ

25%

10.5

8.4

$5.1

32

IL

25%

11

8.8

$8.7

33

MI

25%

11

8.8

$7.0

34

NC

25%

11.4

9.1

$7.7

35

OK

25%

12.7

10.2

$2.8

36

RI

24%

8.9

7.2

$0.8

37

MD

24%

10.4

8.4

$4.9

38

UT

22%

7.1

5.8

$1.3

39

FL

22%

10.6

8.7

$19.3

40

PA

22%

10.6

8.7

$9.3

41

AK

21%

7.4

6.1

$0.4

42

NJ

21%

11.1

9.2

$6.7

43

MT

20%

7.9

6.6

$0.6

44

OH

19%

11.3

9.5

$9.0

45

VT

17%

8.2

7

$0.4

46

NH

17%

8.4

7.2

$0.9

47

TX

16%

11.9

10.3

$18.9

48

GA

13%

11.4

10.1

$7.8

49

ID

10%

8.7

7.9

$1.0

50

TN

10%

13.1

11.9

$5.2

About QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006. 

About LendingTree
LendingTree (TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information, go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

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