Diabetes Surveillance in Vermont

Diabetes Surveillance in Vermont

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.

3-4-50Diabetes Prevention

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

Data Pages

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 May, 2019.

Goal Tracker

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 August, 2019.

Data Briefs

Data Briefs are typically, two-page publications that provide detailed information on a surveillance specific topic specific.

Title Data Year Publication Date
Health Systems Approaches to Preventing and Managing Diabetes and Heart Disease 2021 10/4/2022
Diabetes-Related Primary Care Visits Among Insured Vermonters 2016 4/11/2019
Hospital Use for Diabetes and Co-Occurring Disease 2015 5/10/2018
Healthy Behaviors among Adults Diagnosed with Diabetes 2015 6/21/2017
Diabetes Management 2015 12/1/2016
Diabetes Prevention 2014 7/1/2016
Worksite Wellness: Chronic Disease 2014 9/1/2016
Obesity 2013 1/1/2015
Adult Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption 2013 1/1/2015

3-4-50 Data Briefs