Why Is This Important?
Diabetes is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease, which leads to end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease is a leading cause of personal suffering and increasing health care costs. Nearly 25 percent of the Medicare budget is used to treat people with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectiv...). Besides chronic kidney disease, diabetes is also a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, personal suffering and increased health care costs. Diabetes can be prevented, or at least its onset can be delayed. Monitoring indicators and outcomes associated with chronic kidney disease and diabetes helps Vermonters stay on a track for disease prevention.
What We Do
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects more than 55,000 Vermonters. Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health Diabetes Program works to reduce the burden of diabetes among Vermonters with the disease. Find out if you are at risk, and what steps you can take to help prevent diabetes. If you have diabetes, learn about how to manage, control, and stay healthy with diabetes.
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Vermont Diabetes Prevention and Control 802-863-7330 866-331-5622 (toll free in Vermont) Fax: 802-651-1634 Robin Edelman, MS, RD, CDE Diabetes Program Administrator
Who We Serve
The Diabetes Program serves Vermont health professionals, individuals and families. We provide information to health professionals to learn more about Vermont diabetes-related data and community-based services, and resources to help individuals and families with self-management.
How We Impact
The Health Department provides funds and technical advice to select partners in health systems. We also work with community partners to support community-clinical linkages for evidence-based self-management programs to assist primary care staffs' efforts in self-management support. We strive to provide meaningful data and impact that data to show a reduction in prevalence of disease and improvements in self-reported beneficial behaviors associated with disease prevention and successful disease management.