Virginia 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)
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- In Virginia, four new diabetic retinopathy screening sites were established in underserved areas and connected to a telemedicine reading center. From September 2020 to September 2021, about 700 diabetic retinopathy screenings were delivered and patients with diabetes were referred to a specialist when needed.
- In Virginia, six health care systems are using bi-directional e-referral systems to exchange information with CDC-recognized organizations for the National DPP.