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.
Fiscal Year 2022 Funding
Total Diabetes Cases (Prevalence)
New Diabetes Cases (Incidence)
- Black Women's Health Imperative
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- 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.