Kentucky 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 Pharmacists Association Foundation
- Three health care systems in Kentucky are using bi-directional e-referral systems to exchange information with CDC-recognized organizations about participants enrolled in the National DPP lifestyle change program.
- Five telehealth delivery sites were established in underserved areas to increase access to recognized or accredited DSMES in Kentucky.