In Vermont, diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 40,000 adults, and is one of the leading causes of death resulting from a chronic disease. People who have diabetes, and those who are at risk (prediabetes) are often undiagnosed, which means that the actual prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among Vermonters is likely higher than measured.
Many chronic diseases, including prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, are preventable. Not all diabetes is preventable however. Learn about individual risk and how the Vermont Department of Health is helping individuals prevent diabetes and prediabetes and helping those with it to better manage their conditions.
State Public Health Actions 1305 is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approach for states to reduce diabetes in a coordinated fashion and through improving delivery and use of clinical and preventive services and in improving connections between clinical and community programs that support prevention and self-management of chronic conditions as well as increasing opportunities for physical activity and a healthy diet. Vermont is funded by the CDC under this grant.
Diabetes preceded by prediabetes is one of the 4 diseases resulting from the 3 behaviors, which results in over 50% of deaths in Vermont.
Following the long history of improving health among Vermonters, the Health Department has set goals for the improvement of diabetes and associated risk factors. See how well we are meeting our Diabetes goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard and Maps & Trends.
Diabetes and Prediabetes Surveillance Reports
The 1305 data pages are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and their associated risk factors (physical activity and nutrition) and related school health topics in adults and youth from all relevant surveillance sources. It provides demographic breakdowns and trends for all topics. They are useful to those interested about theses chronic health conditions and health behaviors in Vermont. Last published June, 2017.
This small document captures the most important measures to track the progress of the diabetes prevention program. It includes baseline numbers from when tracking began, the most current values available from each respective data source, and the target value that the program is working to reach. Last published November, 2016.
Data Briefs are typically, two-page publications that provide detailed information on a surveillance specific topic specific.
|Title||Data Year||Publication Date|
|Hospital Use for Diabetes and Co-Occurring Disease||2015||5/10/2018|
|Healthy Behaviors among Adults Diagnosed with Diabetes||2015||6/21/2017|
|Worksite Wellness: Chronic Disease||2014||9/1/2016|
|Adult Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption||2013||1/1/2015|
3-4-50 Data Briefs
Vermont Diabetes Prevention
Vermont Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
Vermont Heart Disease Prevention
The Greater Burlington YMCA (Diabetes Prevention Program)
Helping Yourself to Health – MyHealthyVT
Diabetes in the U.S. – CDC Division of Diabetes Translation
American Diabetes Association