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What’s New in Diabetes

The latest from the Division of Diabetes Translation, including new resources, programs, campaigns, and website updates.

	Health Insurance Coverage Laws. Diabates Self-Management Education and Training.Health Insurance Coverage Laws for Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) Interactive Website

This website highlights policies from across the country that require DSME/T public and private insurance coverage for patients with diabetes. The site provides fact sheets for each state and epidemiological data on DSME/T insurance coverage patterns, trends, and gaps. Find out more...

	Your Health with Joan Lunden and CDCYour Health with Joan Lunden and CDC

This must-see broadcast mini-series focuses on critical diabetes-related topics such as prediabetes, diabetes complications, type 2 diabetes in youth, diabetes prevention—including the National Diabetes Prevention Program—and much more. Watch all of the information-packed segments here and access additional resources about preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and living well if you have diabetes.

	Diabetes State Burden Toolkit. Learn about diabetes in your state.Diabetes State Burden ToolKit

The new State Diabetes Burden Toolkit is a one-stop-shop resource for state-level estimates of diabetes burden, economic costs, and mortality overall, by age and sex. The Toolkit provides additional data, such as associated conditions related to diabetes, healthy life years lost, medical costs and other costs due to absenteeism or lost household productivity. Learn about diabetes in your state.

	CDC Vital SignsFirst Vital Signs Report on Diabetes: Encouraging Progress

Kidney failure from diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives was the highest of any US racial group until recently. Now it’s declining the fastest, a decrease of 54% from 1996 to 2013. Community and team approaches are making the difference—and could serve as a model for other populations. Find out what’s behind this remarkable progress in CDC’s latest Vital Signs report.

Medicare diabetes prevention program Now Available -- Webinar about the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule to expand the Diabetes Prevention Program beginning January 1, 2018.  This would allow Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program suppliers that are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to submit claims to Medicare for providing the structured lifestyle change program.

Learn more about the proposed changes to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule from the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program webinar held by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation (CMMI) on August 9, 2016.

	Know Where You Stand. Take s simple risk test at doihaveprediabetes.orgPrediabetes: It’s Real, and You May Have It

Close to 86 million US adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it. DDT’s first-ever national public service campaign to raise prediabetes awareness is bringing the message that prediabetes is real to the American people. A short online risk test is available at,where visitors can also find a link to CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program with a searchable directory of CDC-recognized programs across the country.

Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™

Prevent Diabetes STATCDC and the American Medical Association have joined forces to Prevent Diabetes STAT and are urging others to join in this critical effort. This multiyear initiative includes a toolkit [PDF-1.1MB] to help people determine their risk for type 2 diabetes and to guide health care providers on the best methods to screen patients for prediabetes and refer patients at high risk to prevention programs.

Diabetes Features & Spotlights

This collection of articles explores the many aspects of managing diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes, with a focus on helping people take positive action to live their healthiest lives.

CDC Content Syndication

Content syndication, including RSS feeds, is a free and easy way to add scientifically sound and credible CDC health content directly to your site. CDC content updates display immediately, providing useful, up-to-the-minute information to your audiences. Find out more at CDC Content Syndication and contact if you have questions.

Diabetes Press Releases & Social Media

For the latest news releases, digital media kits, and social media, see Press & Social Media.

  • Page last reviewed: January 30, 2017
  • Page last updated: January 30, 2017
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