Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tommy G. Thompson has identified diabetes prevention, detection, and treatment as important components of his health agenda. Activities supporting the Secretary’s focus on diabetes include Steps to a HealthierUS: Putting Prevention First (Appendix A), the Diabetes Detection Initiative , and the Sm
Diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life by increasing risk for a variety of complications. These include:
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages and racial and ethnic groups. Researchers do not fully understand the cause of type 1 diabetes or what can be done to prevent it. Research suggests that type 1 diabetes has a strong genetic basis that is modified by environmental factors.
Diabetes is typically classified according to three main types—type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes including a related condition called pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Diabetes is approaching epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 18 million Americans today have diabetes. Approximately 41 million Americans have pre-diabetes, 8 which means they are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 9 For people with diabetes, blood glucose (sugar) levels are elevated either because the body cannot make
Currently, more than 18 million Americans have diabetes and projections show that the number of persons with the disease will continue to grow without public health intervention. 1 Diabetes consists of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or makes too little insulin and resists its action (type 2 di
The Diabetes: A National Plan for Action is the result of the dedication and determination of many groups and individuals. The Department would like to thank all those who participated in creating this document. Special thanks to the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the American Associatio
Currently, more than 18 million Americans have diabetes and are at risk for related complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations and kidney disease. On average, every 25 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes rates are steadily increasing in America, and millions are unaware that they have th
IMPACT OF FAMILY AND INFORMAL CAREGIVING TO OUR NATION How many family caregivers provide help to loved ones in the US? Today, 22.4 million households are involved in providing care to persons aged 50 and older. These households are expected to increase to 39 million by 2007. Who are family and informal caregivers?
Department of Health and Human Services December 16, 2003 10:00 am-12:00 pm Michael O'Grady, Assistant Secretary, ASPE Call to Order and Welcome
December 16, 2003 · 10:00am-12:00pm · Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Prepared by Roy Ahn, Daniel S. Gaylin, Alison Keiller, Daniel N. Mendelson, Adil Moiduddin, and Robert J. Rubin, M.D. of The Lewin Group under the direction of Cheryl Austein, Project Officer for the Office of Health Policy, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary forPlanning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services. Oct