Diabetes Prevention and Control
- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and accounted for $116 billion in total U.S. healthcare system costs in 2007 (CDC) .
- Almost 24 million Americans have diabetes, including 5.7 million who don’t know they have the disease (CDC) .
- About 186,300 people younger than 20 years have diabetes—Type 1 or Type 2 (CDC) .
Task Force Recommendations & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Healthcare System Level Interventions|
|Case Management Interventions to Improve Glycemic Control||Recommended
|Disease Management Programs||Recommended
|In Community Gathering Places - Adults with Type 2 Diabetes||Recommended
|In the Home - Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes||Recommended
|In the Home – People with Type 2 Diabetes||Insufficient Evidence
|In Recreational Camps||Insufficient Evidence
|In Worksites||Insufficient Evidence
|In School Settings||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. Diabetes prevention and control. www.thecommunityguide.org/diabetes/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.