"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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January 30, 2015
- Diabetes prevention can reduce long-term medical costs; the US spends 20% of its healthcare dollars to treat people with diabetes.
- More of us are getting diabetes, but we’re also living with it longer, so we’ll need more health services and effective interventions.
- You can use the Chronic Disease Cost Calculator, along with other cost analysis tools, to estimate the costs of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
September 5, 2014
- More than 1 in 3 US adults (86 million) have prediabetes, but only 11% know it.
- Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15%–30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
- The National Diabetes Prevention Program—led by CDC—has helpful resources that promote healthy habits and lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
March 11, 2011
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure; it accounted for 44% of all new cases in 2008.
- The Diabetes Risk Test is available for your website to highlight American Diabetes Alert Day (March 22).
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services recommends a disease management approach to treat people with diabetes.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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