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The West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Diabetes has escalated to epidemic proportions in West Virginia, where approximately 12% of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes by a health care professional. West Virginians have also experienced higher prevalence of co-morbid conditions such as obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. The estimated number of persons with diabetes in West Virginia is 229,379; 62,162 of whom are undiagnosed. Access to diabetes education, care and management is limited and/or non-existent in many rural areas of West Virginia. People who are poor, undereducated, and live in rural areas are therefore more likely to have devastating diabetes consequences. The social, psychological, physical and economic costs associated with diabetes, create a burden for individuals, families, the state and the nation.
The primary mission of the West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (WV DPCP) is to improve the quality of life for persons with diabetes living in West Virginia. This mission is accomplished through the National Diabetes Program goals as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-to prevent diabetes, 2-to prevent the complications, disabilities, and burden associated with diabetes, 3-to eliminate diabetes-related health disparities.