Table 2

Most common primary diagnoses of patients with a secondary diagnosis of diabetes who presented for emergency care before and 1 week after Hurricane Sandy's landfall in 2012

Weekly baseline in 2012 before Hurricane Sandy's landfallOne week after Hurricane Sandy's landfallHighest increases before and after
Respiratory symptoms (16)General symptoms (25)General symptoms (+13)
General symptoms (12)Respiratory symptoms (19)Hypertension (+11)
Heart failure (10)Hypertension (15)Myocardial infarction (+8)
Sepsis (7)Heart failure (13)Hypertensive kidney disease (+8)
Cellulitis or abscess (7)Myocardial infarction (12)Chronic bronchitis (+8)
Urinary tract infection (7)Chronic bronchitis (12)Chronic kidney disease (+7)
Asthma (7)Asthma (12)Prescription refills (+7)
Abdominal/pelvic symptoms (6)Hypertensive kidney disease (10)Drug dependence (+7)
Cardiac dysrhythmias (5)Sepsis (9)Dialysis dependence (+6)
Ischemic heart disease (5)Ischemic heart disease (9)Electrolyte disorder (+6)
  • Diagnoses in bold highlight the differences in categories before and after Hurricane Sandy's landfall.