Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Department of Health developed and implemented a Practice Outreach Plan for community health workers to assist practices in identifying people with prediabetes and referring them to the National DPP lifestyle change program.
- The Rhode Island Department of Health supported two recognized or accredited DSMES sites in increasing outreach to vulnerable populations and assessing demographics and health needs of the high-risk population.