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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.
Fact Sheets

Diabetes Prevalence, 2021 data

Diabetes Hospitalizations, 2021 data (provisional)

Diabetes Deaths, 2021 data (provisional)

Statistical Reports

Connecticut Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020

Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes and COVID-19 Hospitalizations Report, 2022

Obesity and COVID-19 Hospitalizations Report, 2022

Diabetes Preventive-Care Practices and Self-Management Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) and Health Care Utilization Analysis Summary of an analysis using data from the Connecticut All Payers Claims Database (APCD)  to examine healthcare utilization patterns (i.e., inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department visits and filling prescriptions) of commercially insured patients with diabetes prior to receiving DSMES and after receiving DSMES.

Diabetes Quality of Care and Maintenance in New England: Can Cross-State Collaboration Move Us Forward? (2018) This  interstate analysis of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data demonstrates that inadequate annual diabetes care among adults with diagnosed diabetes was endemic even in a relatively advantaged US census division, and traditional disparities (e.g., race/ethnicity, federal poverty level bracket) only partially explained patterns in diabetes maintenance activities.

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

Visit the Hospitalization Statistics page for hospital discharge data.

Visit the Connecticut's Office of Health Strategy page for more information on hospital financial, billing, and discharge data.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Chronic Disease Programs
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Comprehensive Cancer
Diabetes Prevention and Control
Public Health Genomics
Health Disparities
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Connecticut Heart Disease and Stroke Surveillance System
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Program
Office of Health Equity
Oral Health
Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program
Diabetes-Related Websites
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes Data and Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Community Health Status Indicators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Connecticut Department of Public Health: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Connecticut Department of Public Health: Connecticut School Health Survey
Contact Information
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Community, Family Health and Prevention Section
Heart, Brain, and Diabetes Health Program
410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 11-CDD
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-8251


This page was last updated on October 19, 2023.