California 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.

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Key Metrics in California

Fiscal Year 2022 Funding

Nationally: $88.5M

Total Diabetes Cases (Prevalence)

Nationally: 28.5M

New Diabetes Cases (Incidence)

Nationally: 1.4M
Notified of Prediabetes
Nationally: 8.8%
State Population
Nationally: 328.2M
per year in direct medical costs attributed to diabetes
Nationally: $237B
per year in indirect costs attributed to diabetes
Nationally: $90B
Does California Have a Diabetes Action Plan?
(28 States Nationally)
DDT Direct Funding to California
California Program Activities
National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP)
CDC-recognized organizations offering the lifestyle change program
(2.1K Nationally)
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program suppliers
(288 Nationally)
Participants enrolled in the National DPP lifestyle change program
(583K Nationally)
California Medicaid program has some level of Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
Recognized/accredited DSMES service providers
(2.1K Nationally)
People with diabetes with at least one encounter at a recognized/accredited DSMES service
(929K Nationally)
California Highlights
  • The California Department of Public Health, American Medical Association (AMA), and the California Medical Association participated in an AMA Medicine and Public Health project using team-based care to improve the National DPP lifestyle change program referral systems for pharmacists and medical providers.
  • The Los Angeles County Public Health Department collaborated with experts at University of California, Los Angeles to guide revitalization efforts and re-integrate the diabetic tele-retinal screening program into primary care clinic schedules. From September 2020 to September 2021, 17 diabetic retinopathy screening sites were established in underserved areas and connected to a telemedicine reading center.
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