Diabetes: A Closer Look

In the United States, 29.1 million people (9.3 percent of the population) have diabetes, and estimates put yet-undiagnosed individuals at 8.1 million, according to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report (no longer available online). Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. The total medical costs for diabetes are approximately $245 billion per year.

These resources offer additional and related information on diabetes:

  • National Diabetes Education Program (CDC)
    Provides tools and resources to empower organizations and individuals to effectively deal with diabetes.
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program (CDC)
    A public-private partnership working to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Includes Marketing Resources, Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, and Lifestyle Coach and Master Training.
  • Diabetes: MedlinePlus
    Includes overviews, latest news, guide to types, treatment options, disease management, tutorials and videos.
  • Living with Diabetes
    An educational English/Spanish diabetes kiosk with video explanations for each section.

Rural Diabetes

  • Diabetes – Search results for articles on “diabetes” listed on the RHIhub web site.

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