Pennsylvania 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)
New Diabetes Cases (Incidence)
- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- As of June 2021, nearly 300,000 state or public employees and dependents have the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered benefit in Pennsylvania.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health developed a best practices guide to assist pharmacists seeking to provide DSMES or improve patient care processes.