Iowa 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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Total Diabetes Cases (Prevalence)
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- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- Trinity Health
- The Iowa Department of Public Health worked with two health care systems to develop policies to implement systems changes that will increase screening, testing and referral of patients with prediabetes to the local National DPP lifestyle change program.
- The Iowa Department of Public Health partnered with four pharmacies to implement processes and tools to refer patients to DSMES. One pharmacy utilized COVID-19 vaccinations as an opportunity to screen patients and refer them to DSMES.