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.
Fiscal Year 2022 Funding
Total Diabetes Cases (Prevalence)
New Diabetes Cases (Incidence)
- American Diabetes Association
- Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
- Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- 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.