Alaska Diabetes Profile
Diagnosed diabetes is prevalent across all 50 states and Washington, DC. People with diabetes are at high risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious complications, such as kidney failure, blindness, and amputation of a toe, foot, or leg. CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) focuses on preventing type 2 diabetes, reducing diabetes complications and disability, and reducing diabetes-related disparities, which are differences in health across geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Fiscal Year 2022 Funding
Total Diabetes Cases (Prevalence)
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- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services worked with Omada Health and InquisitHealth to establish two virtual National DPP lifestyle change program classes.
- The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services provided technical assistance to pharmacists, enabling them to register as DSMES providers under the state umbrella license and receive training on Medicare reimbursement. By June 2021, seven pharmacists were using patient care processes to promote medication management for people with diabetes.