Library of Resources for Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most serious chronic diseases affecting Americans today. Nearly 26 million children and adults (approximately 8.3 percent of the U.S. population) have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.1 A new person is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds.
Diabetes affects people of many different backgrounds:1
- 13 million men or 11.8 percent of all men over the age of 20.
- 12.6 million women or 10.8 percent of all women over the age of 20.
- 15.7 million or 10.2 percent of non-Hispanic whites over 20.
- 4.9 million or 18.7 percent of all non-Hispanic blacks over 20.
Resources for Clinicians
Comparative Effectiveness Reviews:
Other Research Reports:
- Prevalence of diabetes, diabetic foot ulcer, and lower extremity amputation among Medicare beneficiaries, 2006 - 2008
- Use of Electronic Medical Records and Administrative Claims Data for Assessing Type 2 Diabetes Care
- Who Uses Exenatide For Glucose Control in Diabetes Mellitus? A Retrospective Cohort Study of a New Therapy
Resources for Patients
- Church-Based Program Helps African Americans Eat Healthier
- Comparing Diabetes Medications
- Diabetes Medications - Testing Your Blood Sugar Level
- Diabetes Pill Use is Up — Insulin Use Down
- Diabetes Testing
- How to Manage Chronic Diseases
- Monitoring Blood Sugar
- Aprenda a controlar la diabetes
- Controle su diabetes
- Diabetes gestacional
- Diabetes y la gripe
- Lleve un mejor control de su nivel de azúcar en la sangre
- Mantega su diabetes bajo control
- Pastillas para la diabetes tipo 2
- Tratamientos para la diabetes tipo 2
- Una videonovela sobre el manejo de la diabetes
- Resources to Help You Stay Healthy in the New Year
- New Primary Care Focus Helps Patients Take Better Care of Themselves
AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.
These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or at 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet. 2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf (2.725 MB)