Past Priority Area: Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management
Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers—almost 10% of the State’s population—have diabetes, a chronic condition that exacts an enormous human and financial toll. In addition, more than 4 million New Yorkers have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at high risk for developing diabetes and its complications.
Reversing the Epidemic
Through the end of 2013, the Foundation focused on improving the way primary care physicians manage the care of people with diabetes. We surpassed our goal of helping 3,000 primary care providers attain recognition for providing excellent care and achieving good outcomes for patients with diabetes. These clinicians care for more than 600,000 New Yorkers with diabetes.
The Foundation also focused on diabetes prevention, supporting the spread of effective community-based programs. NYHealth worked with 200 faith congregations to implement self-management and prevention programs and supported the spread of the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program to 70 sites across New York State, helping participants develop lifestyle skills and behaviors that can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 50%.