The Job With the Highest Rate of Diabetes

Find out which occupation has the highest rate of diabetes and greatest risk of new onset diabetes.

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You already know which U.S. communities have good grades for healthy eating, and the top 10 states with the highest overall well-being. Now, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index has released findings from over 90,000 interviews with U.S. workers to find that transportation workers have the highest rate of diabetes and risk of new onset diabetes, with 10.3% of those workers reporting that a nurse or doctor has told them that they have diabetes. Workers in the farming, fishing, and forestry industry were the second highest at 8.5% and physicians reported the lowest rate of diabetes at 5.1%. You can read the full report here. Diabetes remains one of the country’s largest health problems, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that the percentage of Americans with the diabetes will at least double by 2050.

Take a look at the chart for a breakdown of diabetes among gender, martial status, age, ethnicity, income, education, occupation, and even geographical region. If you’re worried about developing diabetes, check out the resources below and be sure to talk to your doctor about lifestyle choices you can make to ensure you are living your healthiest, happiest life. Read The Face of Diabetes report here, conducted by Gallup and Sharecare.

Resources:

Quiz: Are You Pre-Diabetic?

The Essential Diabetes Shopping List

Dr. Oz’s Anti-Diabetes Drink