Area of Focus: Living
Prevalence Rate* of Diabetes, Peel and Ontario, 2002-2011
*Reflects respondents aged 20 years and older.
Source: Ontario Diabetes Database, 2002-2011, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences [Data provided by special request December, 2014]. Population Estimates 2002-2011, Intellihealth Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Why is this important?
- Diabetes is a disease with serious consequences – it is a leading cause of vision loss, kidney failure, limb amputations and cardiovascular disease. 1
- Providing health care to those affected will present a significant challenge to our healthcare system, particularly as our population is aging and many of the growing number of new Canadians have increased susceptibility to diabetes. 2
How is this measured?
- These data are acquired from the Ontario Diabetes Database which is managed by the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. They are put into context of the population using population estimates data from Intellihealth Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
What progress are we making?
- In 2011, 123,664 of Peel's residents aged 20 years and older were living with diabetes.
- The rate of diabetes in Peel has increased between 2002 and 2011. This trend is similar to Ontario.
- Peel's age-standardized prevalence rate of diabetes has been higher than the province since 2003.
- The Region of Peel Public Health Department partners with other organizations and implements various health promotion and disease prevention interventions to address the increasing rate of diabetes in our community. For more detailed information about the status of diabetes in Peel Region and the influencing factors, check out the Diabetes Atlas for the Region of Peel.
1 Glazier, RH; Booth GL; Dunn JR; Polsky JY; Weyman JT; Tynan AM; Creatore MI, Gozdyra, P, editors. Diabetes Atlas for the Region of Peel. Peel Public Health; 2014.