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Diabetes in Oklahoma

Adults                                                          

  • In 2014, about 351,880 Oklahomans 18 years and older were diagnosed with diabetes.
  • American Indians and African American adults have the highest percentage of diabetes
  • In 2014 nearly one in every four seniors was diagnosed with diabetes
  • The percent of the adult population with diabetes is higher than in the US
  • The death rate for diabetes is higher than in the US

The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Funding requires an evidence based public health approach to health promotion behaviors. This includes public health prevention and control strategies. These strategies include designing, implementing, and evaluating access to and quality of care.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs

National Diabetes Prevention Programs in Oklahoma

  • National Diabetes Prevention Programs in Oklahoma (DPRP) (CDC):  The purpose of the DPRP is to recognize organizations that have shown they can effectively deliver a lifestyle change intervention program (lifestyle intervention) to prevent type 2 diabetes. These programs are designed for individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  The program encourages healthy food choices and an increase of physical activity in participants and could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  This program is recommended by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the American Medical Association.
  • Registry of Recognized Programs (CDC):  The national registry of recognized diabetes prevention programs lists contact information for programs that offer type 2 diabetes prevention programs in communities across the United States.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK  73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8300
Fax: (405) 900-7610
Email: Center@health.ok.gov

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