Utah 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 Utah

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 Utah Have a Diabetes Action Plan?
(28 States Nationally)
DDT Direct Funding to Utah
Utah 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)
Utah Medicaid 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)
Utah Highlights
  • The Utah Department of Health integrated National DPP lifestyle change program referrals into clinical settings and helped support a text message campaign to increase awareness around the National DPP. From September 2020 to September 2021, nearly 30,000 people were reached through evidence-based engagement strategies.
  • The Utah Department of Health established partnership with the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care to promote DSMES to providers, increase referrals to existing DSMES in rural areas, and assess the need for new DSMES sites in nine rural locations that do not currently have one.
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