Diabetes Prevention and Control
- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (CDC) and cost $176 billion in direct medical expenses in 2012 (American Diabetes Association) .
- Almost 26 million Americans have diabetes, including 7 million who don't know they have the disease (CDC) .
- About 215,300 people younger than 20 years have diabetes—Type 1 or Type 2 (CDC) .
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (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. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. Diabetes prevention and control. www.thecommunityguide.org/diabetes/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.