Tennessee 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
- Black Women's Health Imperative
- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- As of June 2021, 55 pharmacists in Tennessee use patient care processes to promote medication management for people with diabetes.
- The Tennessee Department of Health supported the Tennessee Pharmacist Association in identifying 10 new pharmacists interested in implementing collaborative pharmacy practice agreements to offer DSMES and provide medication therapy management.