Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota: Diabetes in Minnesota

EXCERPT: “According to Blue Cross data*, diabetes accounts for 6.3 percent of loss of good health in Minnesota. The Twin Cities area has the lowest diabetes impact, at 5.2 percent, while northwestern counties are hit the hardest with an impact of 8.1 percent. Minnesota’s northwestern counties also demonstrate a significant disparity in the impact of diabetes on the health of men (11.1 percent), which is nearly twice that of women (5.5 percent). In lower populated counties, such as Roseau, Kittson and Lake of the Woods, men may be less inclined to travel long distances for preventive care and diabetes education.” FULLSTORY: