Who Diabetes Report 2017

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2017 Diabetes Report

The Council of State Governments will release a new report, "Diabetes in the United States: Examining Growth Trends, State Funding Sources and Economic Impact", on state spending for diabetes at the 2017 CSG National Conference in Las Vegas on Dec. 15. CSG, with assistance from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, surveyed all 50 states to discover how many states appropriate funds for diabetes prevention and management. Half of the states reported state funds used in fiscal year 2017 for diabetes programs or broader public health efforts that included diabetes. In six states – Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee – the 2017 appropriations topped a million dollars each. Spending levels varied from a high of $6.6 million in Colorado to a low of $5,000 in South Dakota. The number of adults with diagnosed diabetes increased nearly five-fold in the U.S. between 1980 and 2015—from 5.5 million to 25.8 million—as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes costs are estimated at over $160 billion every year, through medical treatment and indirect costs due to lost productivity, unemployment due to chronic d Continue reading >>

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  1. Mila

    The report documents the “state of the disease” in our nation, providing the most recent scientific data on diabetes incidence and prevalence, risk factors for complications, prediabetes, and much more.
    Data in the report show that while diabetes cases are still growing in the United States, the growth rate is slowing. However, the number remains incredibly large: more than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes.

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  2. Timbeak48

    At least they're showing some separate statistics for Type 1. They still say "diabetes" a lot, which tells me nothing in many cases.

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