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.
Department of Public Health Fact Sheets
Diabetes and Heart Disease Statistical Update (2013)
Diabetes Preventive-Care Practices Fact Sheet (2013)
Prediabetes Fact Sheet (2013)
Connecticut Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators (2012)
Comments page for Chronic Disease Surveillance Indicators document
Burden of Diabetes in Connecticut (2011)
Diabetes Fact Sheet (2011)
Diabetes and Obesity, Connecticut (2011)
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Diabetes Data and Trends
Connecticut Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP)
Connecticut Health Disparities Surveillance
Connecticut Office of Health Equity