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Top 10 hospitals by diabetes diagnoses in 2021

Approximately 11.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes, so there’s a significant public health incentive to understanding the disease and where it is most prevalent. Of the estimated 37.3 million people who have diabetes, more than 8.5 million of those people have not yet been diagnosed.

Each year, 1.4 million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes. Let’s explore the top 10 hospitals with the most diagnoses for type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications.

Top 10 hospitals with the most diabetes diagnoses in 2023

RankHospitalDefinitive IDCityStateDiagnosis shareExplore dataset
1Cleveland Clinic Main Campus3120ClevelandOH2.22%Explore
2University Hospital2096Ann ArborMI0.81%Explore
3IU Health Methodist Hospital1365IndianapolisIN0.60%Explore
4Wilmington Hospital (AKA Wilmington Health Center)550103WilmingtonDE0.53%Explore
5HCA Florida JFK Hospital (FKA JFK Medical Center)890AtlantisFL0.51%Explore
6UTMB - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital1047339GalvestonTX0.49%Explore
7Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus273024BronxNY0.44%Explore
8Methodist Hospital3862San AntonioTX0.43%Explore
9Baptist Hospital846MiamiFL0.41%Explore
10The Mount Sinai Hospital (AKA Mount Sinai Medical Center)2837New YorkNY0.41%Explore

Fig 1. Analysis of data from the Atlas All-Payor Claims dataset. Accessed May 2024.

Which hospital had the most diabetes diagnoses?

It’s important to note that there are numerous diagnoses related to diabetes, and this list focuses on the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications (ICD-10 code E119).

In 2023, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Ohio had the most diabetes diagnoses, with about 2.22% of total diagnoses. In second is University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with 0.81% of diagnoses. IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis took third with 0.60%.

Most of the hospitals on the list are in states with a high rate of adult obesity. Specifically, Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, and Texas have more than a 35% adult obesity rate. New York has a 26.3% rate, and Illinois has a 32.4% rate. These states’ obesity rates are significant because obesity is associated with a higher likelihood of developing diabetes.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a long-term disease that inhibits the body’s ability to produce insulin, thus affecting the way the body converts food into energy.

There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

While the exact cause is unknown, Type 1 diabetes is believed to be caused by an autoimmune reaction that prevents the body from producing insulin. Type 2 diabetes arises when the body has trouble using insulin effectively to maintain blood sugar levels. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and typically resolves after childbirth.

Over time, diabetes can cause a variety of other medical conditions, including kidney disease and heart disease.

When are adults tested for diabetes?

All adults should be tested for diabetes every three years, starting at age 45. It may make sense for some adults to test more often, depending on certain risk factors. Testing often involves a hemoglobin A1C test, which checks blood sugar levels over a three-month period.

How is diabetes treated?

There are a few ways people living with diabetes can treat and manage the condition. Endocrinologists and other healthcare providers will typically have patients monitor their blood sugar levels, use insulin therapy, and take oral drugs.

Recently, GLP-1 drugs used to treat diabetes have also been prescribed for the treatment of obesity. 

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