To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of diabetes in Rhode Island.
Self-reported information on diabetes risk factors and healthcare access.
Rhode Island Numbers 2021
- In 2021, about 92,577 (10.4%) of Rhode Island adults reported having been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to 6.0% in 2000.
- However, the CDC estimates that 23.0% of all US adults with diabetes are undiagnosed and do not know they have it.
- If left unmanaged, diabetes could result in increased risk of other chronic conditions, including diabetic retinopathy and chronic kidney disease.
- The risk of developing diabetes increases with both age and weight.
- A lower socioeconomic status is associated with risk of diabetes, as people lack ready access to resources that help them stay healthy:
Percentage of RI Adults with diabetes who ...
- Not everyone with diabetes is receiving recommended health maintenance.