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Diabetes ProgramDiabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in New Hampshire. In 2012, 9.1% of New Hampshire adults reported having been diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately, 6.0% of New Hampshire adults reported having been diagnosed with prediabetes, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes increases the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Hospitalizations
  • Lower extremity amputations
  • Kidney disease
  • Vision loss
  • Death

To prevent diabetes complications, persons with diabetes should receive a number of clinical preventive services.

What the Division of Public Health Services is doing:

  • Living Well with Diabetes - New Hampshire resources and New Hampshire stories to help people with diabetes stay in control of their diabetes and live healthier lives.
  • Monitoring Health Status
  • Trends in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors, and complications.
  • Changes in the percentages of patients with diabetes who receive care in accordance with the recommended national guidelines.
  • Promoting community-clinical linkages and evidence-based disease prevention and management programs such as:
  • Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs, ADA-recognized and/or AADE-accredited National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Promoting Best Clinical Practices for diabetes care & collaborate with partners on clinical quality improvement initiatives at primary care sites.
  • Supporting use of electronic health records in primary care settings to improve diabetes prevention & management.
  • Working with community partners such as the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) to promote identification and referral of low-income women at risk for diabetes.

Professional Education

  • Offering professional development sessions for physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, community health workers and others who serve people with or at risk for diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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