Public health tracking of diabetes is an essential part of reducing the disease burden in Connecticut, identifying high-risk groups, formulating sensible health care policy, and evaluating our state’s progress in preventing this disease.
The objective of the Connecticut Diabetes Surveillance System (CDSS) is to provide timely and relevant information about diabetes and its complications in Connecticut, as well as related risk factor information. CDSS provides support to the Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, a CDC-funded program within the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The links below provide current information regarding Connecticut deaths and hospitalizations due to diabetes and diabetes-related conditions, diabetes prevalence data, and related reports.
Diabetes and Heart Disease Statistical Update, (2013)
Connecticut Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators (August 2012) (PDF, 1MB)
Comments page for Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators document
Prediabetes Fact Sheet, April 2012 (PDF)
Diabetes Preventive-Care Practices Fact Sheet, 2012 (PDF)
Burden of Diabetes in Connecticut, 2011 (PDF)
Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011 (PDF)
Diabetes Partners in Prevention Newsletters
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Surveillance in Connecticut Issue Brief, (2008) (PDF)
The Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Plan 2007-2012, (2007) (PDF)
Diabetes Surveillance in Connecticut - Past, Present, and Future, 2006 (PDF)
The Burden of Diabetes in Connecticut - Current Surveillance Data, 2006 (PDF)
CT Behavioral Health Risks: Older Adult Health, 2003 (PDF)
Connecticut Diabetes Surveillance Report, 2000 (PDF)
Diabetes and Obesity, Connecticut (2011) (PDF)
Implementing Gestational Diabetes Surveillance in Connecticut, (2009) (PDF)
Gestational Diabetes Surveillance in Connecticut, (2008) (PDF)
CT Diabetes Facts (PowerPoint)
Diabetes Prevalence, 2007-2009
(PDF, 43KB) by gender, race, ethnicity, age, education, household income, and Connecticut County from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2011).
Diabetes & Diabetes-Related Mortality
Please see the Mortality Statistics
page with diabetes and diabetes-related death counts; age-adjusted mortality and premature mortality rates; and mortality disparities by gender, race, and ethnicity.
Diabetes & Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations
By gender, race, and ethnicity; average length of stay; and median charges (all PDF).
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Research
CDC National Diabetes Surveillance System
CT Center for Eliminating Health Disparities Among Latinos
CT Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP)
CT Health Disparities Surveillance
Qualidigm: CT's Quality Improvement Organization