Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC

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%
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 Washington, DC Have a Diabetes Action Plan?
(28 States Nationally)
DDT Direct Funding to Washington, DC
Washington, DC 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)
Washington, DC 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)
Washington, DC Highlights
  • The District of Columbia Department of Health provided technical assistance on utilizing Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program status, billing and coding, and recruitment and enrollment strategies for YMCA’s National DPP lifestyle change program managers.
  • The District of Columbia Department of Health developed a draft DSMES roadmap for District of Columbia Medicaid managed care organizations and developed a business case that identifies gaps in coverage, relevant demographic data, and cost data to support expansion or strengthening of DSMES coverage policies.
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Page last reviewed: September 15, 2022