North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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%
State Population
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 North Carolina Have a Diabetes Action Plan?
(28 States Nationally)
DDT Direct Funding to North Carolina
North Carolina 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)
North Carolina 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)
North Carolina Highlights
  • The North Carolina Division of Public Health worked with the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center at Emory University to conduct an online Lifestyle Coach bootcamp with interactive sessions and trainings on advanced facilitation skills and virtual delivery of the National DPP lifestyle change program. From June 2020 to June 2021, 49 Lifestyle Coaches in North Carolina completed advanced training.
  • The North Carolina Division of Public Health collaborated with the North Carolina Area Health and Education Center to recruit and support nine practices to improve clinical processes to increase referral to DSMES. The recruitment prioritized practices that serve a high volume of African American and low socioeconomic status populations.
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