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Diabetes State & Local Programs

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CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) funds state and local health departments to support programs and activities to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and to improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with diabetes.


The Problem

A Snapshot: Diabetes In The United States

  • More than 29 million people (9.3% of the US population) are estimated to have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.
  • An additional 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older (37%) have prediabetes, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Many people with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
  • Among adults, about 1.7 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year.
  • Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to health complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation of the legs or feet.
  • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010.

CDC’s Funded State and Local Programs to Address Diabetes

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) funds state and local health departments to support programs and activities to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and to improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with diabetes. CDC’s funding and activities are part of two multi-program cooperative agreements (a funding mechanism where CDC provides additional guidance and support beyond simply overseeing and monitoring activities) that address type 2 diabetes ; heart disease and stroke ; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity ; and school health . Chronic diseases frequently happen together and are the result of risk factors that are related. The strategies to prevent and manage these health conditions are often similar. By combining approaches, public health programs can work together and learn from each other to be more effective and efficient.

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Results from CDC’s Funded State and Local Programs to Address Diabetes

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Series

State health departments are exploring and testing new and innovative approaches that will provide critical insight and lessons learned. We refer to these approaches as emerging practices. The goal of the Emerging Practices in Diabetes series is to summarize and share information on these proven practices to inform the work of other states, cities, or communities working in the same or related areas under 1305 and 1422.

Success Stories - What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ database features success stories (one-page summaries of state work with positive results) or initiatives (entries that contain additional details with or without final results) on all 1305 and 1422 strategies. Learn more about the successes of states, territories, and tribes in chronic disease prevention and control.

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Resources for State and Other Public Health Practitioners

These web sites provide information, resources, and tools to help state and city health department staff implement the diabetes strategies required in the 1305 and 1422 cooperative agreements. They also may be useful to others developing and evaluating diabetes prevention and control interventions.

These sites provide information for CDC-funded states and cities under 1305 and 1422 and are password-protected.

  • Page last reviewed: June 2, 2016
  • Page last updated: June 2, 2016
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  • Maintained By:
    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation
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