Public health tracking of diabetes is an essential part of reducing the disease burden in Connecticut, identifying high-risk groups, formulating sensible health care policy, and evaluating our state's progress in preventing this disease.
The objective of the Connecticut Diabetes Surveillance System (CDSS) is to provide timely and relevant information about diabetes and its complications in Connecticut, as well as related risk factor information. CDSS provides support to the Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, a CDC-funded program within the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The links below provide current information regarding Connecticut deaths and hospitalizations due to diabetes and diabetes-related conditions, diabetes prevalence data, and related reports.

Burden of Diabetes

Diabetes Prevalence

Diabetes Prevalence in Connecticut, 2011 by gender, race, ethnicity, age, education, and household income from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2013)
Diabetes Prevalence, 2007-2009 by gender, race, ethnicity, age, education, household income, and Connecticut County from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2011)

Complication of Diabetes

Diabetes Preventive-Care Practices and Self-Management Education


Risk Factors

Health Disparities Information

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Hospital Charges in Connecticut: Data Update - This data brief updates Quantifying the Potential Economic Benefits of Health Equity in Connecticut: Disparities in Hospital Charges and Costs among Blacks and Hispanics compared to Whites, 2005-2012, a poster presented at the Keeneland Conference in Lexington, Kentucky on April 21, 2015. (September 2016)

Estimating Total Excess Hospital Charges Due to Race and Ethnicity in Connecticut - This summary describes an analysis conducted to quantify the disparity in hospital charges among non-Hispanic Black or African American and Hispanic or Latino Connecticut residents compared with non-Hispanic White residents. (July 2016)

Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll on Hispanics and Blacks written by Magaly Olivero of Connecticut Health Investigative Team (January 18, 2015)

Mortality (Death) Data & Statistics

Please see the Mortality Statistics page with diabetes and diabetes-related death counts; age-adjusted mortality and premature mortality rates; and mortality disparities by gender, race, and ethnicity.

Hospital Discharge Data

By gender, race, and ethnicity; average length of stay; and median charges (all PDF).
2014      2013      2012      2011      2010      2009      2008

2007      2006      2005      2004      2003      2002      2001

Visit the Hospitalization Statistics page for additional hospital discharge data.

Visit the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) page for more information on hospital financial, billing, and discharge data.

Statistical Information & Updates


Connecticut Department of Public Health Chronic Disease Programs 

Diabetes-Related Websites

Contact Information

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Community, Family, and Health Equity Section
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 11-CDD
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-8251