Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYC


diabHealth officials say diabetes-related deaths in New York City have hit a record high, though the death rate is below the national average.

The city Health Department said Monday that the disease was the underlying or a contributing cause of 5,695 deaths in 2011. That’s about 160 more such deaths than in 2010 and 1,260 more than in 1990.

That happened while the city’s overall death rate hit an all-time low in 2010, when almost 8,000 fewer people died than in 2000.

The city’s diabetes death rate now amounts to 67 fatalities per 100,000 people. The federal Health and Human Services Department says the national rate was just over 73 diabetes-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2007.

The city is launching a radio ad campaign about the risks of diabetes.



  1. Banning cars and closing down public transit would help, since exercise is the most effective way (along with diet) to fight Type II diabetes. People need to get used to the idea that if they are overweight they will develop “diabetes”, since this is something that is very easy to control. Unlike pigs and cows beign raised for slaughter, no one force feeds people.