The Mission of the Nevada Diabetes Prevention and
Control Program is to reduce the burden of diabetes in
the State of Nevada.
The Diabetes Prevention
and Control Program is dedicated to:
Defining the nature, extent,
distribution and causes of the burden of
diabetes in Nevada.
Developing integrated approaches
to reduce the diabetes burden in Nevada.
Monitor diabetes policy and
Continue expanding multisectoral
Strengthen professional and
public education for diabetes prevention and
Source of Funding:
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC)
Diabetes is a common disease in Nevada:
In 2007, an estimated 217,467 adults in Nevada, or 8.0
%, have been diagnosed with diabetes. (2007 BRFSS)
Diabetes is a serious
disease in Nevada:
High blood pressure rates for
adults with diabetes in Nevada (66.5%) is more
than double the rate of those who do not have
Adults with diabetes are two to
four times more likely to have heart disease or
suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
In 2005, 45% of lower extremity
amputations are performed on patients with a
primary diagnosis of diabetes. (2005 BRFSS)
Diabetes is a leading cause of
new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Diabetes is a costly disease in Nevada:
In Nevada, costs for diabetes
health care and related treatments runs about
$167 million annually.
In 2005, Nevada's
diabetes hospitalization costs totaled about $100
million. Of this amount, Nevada Medicaid reimbursed