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New Survey Examines States’ Investments in Dealing With Diabetes

Last Updated: October 05, 2012.

 

Report showed dip in federal grants to prevent, treat condition

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FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- States are investing millions to prevent or control diabetes, according to a new survey from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In all, 14 states have set aside more than $7.7 million for diabetes treatment, prevention and education for 2012, the survey revealed. In addition, nine states have approved $11.5 million that could be spent on diabetes programs, as well as $77 million to prevent and treat chronic diseases, including diabetes.

Federal grants to all 50 states for diabetes prevention and management fell 13 percent in 2011, however. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave states about $23.8 million in grant money that year, $3.6 million less than in 2010.

States are using the money to delay or prevent the development of diabetes as well as reduce its complications. By doing so, states can reduce the health care costs attributable to diabetes and eliminate diabetes-related health disparities, according to a conference news release.

States are also investing in programs to encourage people to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and lose weight in an attempt to prevent or manage diabetes.

"With states looking at ways to control Medicaid costs, lawmakers recognize that programs to help prevent diabetes can be one of the tools," Richard Cauchi, a health program director at the NCSL's Denver office, said in the news release.

Diabetes affects more than 25 million Americans, the release noted.

More information

Visit the National Conference of State Legislatures to view the States Address the Cost of Diabetes report.

SOURCE: The National Conference of State Legislatures, news release, Oct. 1, 2012

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


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