Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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March 17, 2017
- About 86 million American adults have prediabetes [PDF-462KB], which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
- Lifestyle changes, like healthy diet and exercise, can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
- Healthcare providers can use CDC tools to screen patients at risk for prediabetes and refer them to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.
February 24, 2017
- Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States.
- Kidneys can become damaged by diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and other causes, leading to a condition called chronic kidney disease.
- Health professionals can improve patient outcomes [PDF-3.7MB] by using strategies outlined in CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative [PDF-1.4MB].
January 13, 2017
- Native Americans are twice as likely as whites to have diabetes. For 2 in 3 Native Americans with kidney failure, diabetes is the cause.
- Kidney failure from diabetes dropped 54% among Native Americans between 1996 and 2013.
- Implementing a population health and coordinated team approach to diabetes care has been shown to reduce diabetes-related kidney failure.
October 28, 2016
- People are living longer and better with diabetes, but that means they can have diabetes-related health complications longer, too.
- Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent or delay complications, and early detection and treatment of complications can keep them from getting worse.
- Healthcare and public health professionals can support patients by sharing this collection of articles created for people at risk for or living with diabetes.
January 22, 2016
- About 86 million American adults have prediabetes, but 90% of them don’t know it!
- You can add our prediabetes quiz to your website to help people find out in minutes if they’re at risk.
- You can also help spread the word about prediabetes and how to prevent diabetes by sharing these CDC resources, including links to social media, infographics, and podcasts.
January 30, 2015
- Diabetes prevention can reduce long-term medical costs; the US spends 20% of its healthcare dollars to treat people with diabetes.
- More of us are getting diabetes, but we’re also living with it longer, so we’ll need more health services and effective interventions.
- You can use the Chronic Disease Cost Calculator, along with other cost analysis tools, to estimate the costs of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
September 5, 2014
- More than 1 in 3 US adults (86 million) have prediabetes, but only 11% know it.
- Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15%–30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
- The National Diabetes Prevention Program—led by CDC—has helpful resources that promote healthy habits and lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
March 11, 2011
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure; it accounted for 44% of all new cases in 2008.
- The Diabetes Risk Test is available for your website to highlight American Diabetes Alert Day (March 22).
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services recommends a disease management approach to treat people with diabetes.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.
- Page last reviewed: October 11, 2016
- Page last updated: March 17, 2017
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