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The age-adjusted prevalence of heart disease and stroke is approximately two to three times greater among adults with diabetes than among adults without diabetes (MMWR 2003b, abstract). The SF Department of Public Health's plan to decrease cardiovascular disease will not be successful unless new cases of diabetes are prevented and existing cases are better managed.

The prevalence of diabetes in the United States increased by 46.5% between 1991 and 2001 (MMWR 2004, full-text). The prevalence is highest among Latinos and African Americans.

Type 2 diabetes is increasing because of the rise in overweight/obesity. This trend is alarming because diabetes is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, amputation, and kidney disease.

Beginning in the Fall of 2004, The SF Dept of Public Health, in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and the SF Community Clinic Consortium, will be working to prevent and better manage diabetes in the Inner Mission.





Contribution to overall disease burden in SF

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Updated August 4, 2004

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