The National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the
National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations, a five-year cooperative agreement to reduce health disparities associated with type 2 diabetes.

What Are Diabetes-Related Health Disparities?

Diabetes affects over 29 million people, or 9% of the population,
in the United States. It is the seventh leading cause of death
in the country and can cause serious health complications,
including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-
extremity amputations. The highest rates of type 2 diabetes and
its complications exist across particular groups of the population,
such as adults 60 and older, racial and ethnic minority groups
(i.e., African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American
Indians, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and some
Asian Americans), and people with low socioeconomic status
and rural populations. Read more.