Maine 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)
- The Maine Department of Health and Human Services developed a prediabetes and diabetes policy builder within the Healthy US Scorecard, an online employee wellness tool, to promote coverage for and participation in the National DPP lifestyle change program.
- In Maine, there are 605,600 private sector employees and dependents who have DSMES as a covered benefit.