|Data Dictionary:||Health Data 2018 Release|
|Data Source:||Social Explorer; County Health Rankings & Roadmaps|
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; Health Data 2015: Technical Documentation|
|Health Data: Technical Documentation -> Subject Definitions -> T9: Diabetes|
Diabetics is the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in a given county. Respondents were considered to have diagnosed diabetes if they responded "yes" to the question, "Has a doctor ever told you that you have diabetes?" Women who indicated that they only had diabetes during pregnancy were not considered to have diabetes.
Diabetic Monitoring is the percentage of diabetic fee-for-service Medicare patients ages 65 - 75 whose blood sugar control was monitored in the past year using a test of their glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels.