The Connection between COVID-19 and Type 2 Diabetes: Underscoring the Need for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Research increasingly shows that individuals with type 2 diabetes face a greater chance of experiencing severe complications from COVID-19.

The purpose of this report is to summarize the national and international literature regarding the connection between type 2 diabetes and COVID-19. It also visually illustrates the association between COVI D-19 severity, the prevalence of adults living with diabetes, socioeconomic status, social vulnerability, and race and ethnicity through relevant state examples. The interconnectedness of these factors points to the need to address public health and chronic disease prevention in a comprehensive, multifaceted way through programs like the National DPP LCP.

Produced by NACDD and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Kentucky, New York, and Oregon are featured. The maps and analyses were based on publicly available data sources.

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