Diabetes Prevention and Control Program


Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes

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    The following statistics speak loud and clear that there is a strong correlation between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes.

    • At least 68 percent of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease; and 16% die of stroke.
    • Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.
    • The American Heart Association considers diabetes to be one of the seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

     

    Learn why people with diabetes are at increased risk for CVD


What is Diabetes?

  • be one who manages diabetesDiabetes mellitus is a long-term condition where the body either no longer makes a hormone called insulin or the insulin that is made no longer works as well as it should. Either way, high levels of glucose (a form of sugar) build in the blood. High glucose levels cause damage to eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

    Diabetes is the primary cause of new cases of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic lower-limb amputation. Over a million Michigan adults have diabetes.

    Learn How to Manage Diabetes


What is Prediabetes?

  • 1 in 3 have prediabetes be one who doesn'tPrediabetes is a condition where people have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing diabetes. In Michigan, it is estimated over 2.6 million adults have prediabetes.

    Learn How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.


What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the result of long-term damage to the kidneys usually caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. More than 900,000 Michigan adults suffer from chronic kidney disease.

    For more information about chronic kidney disease visit the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at www.nkfm.org.


Michigan Programs


Mission of the MDHHS Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

  • To establish and implement prevention strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to diabetes and its complications among Michigan residents.

    For questions, data requests or more information about the Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program call 517-335-8853. 

    Staff of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program