Perception Health Analysts pulled the trends in new diabetes diagnoses by type and compared the diagnoses in 2019 and 2020. The Analysts found that new diagnoses have decreased since last year, showing a sharp decline at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the height of lockdowns.
The total number of type 1 diabetes new diagnoses has decreased more than type 2; however, type 2 diabetes is more prevalent in the United States. Perception Health found over 1 million new diagnoses in their Commercial claims dataset each year.
The graphs below show the trend in new diagnoses by month in 2019 and 2020. These graphs were populated using Perception Health Commercial claims from January 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 for the entire United States.
This data shows that patients could be holding out on getting care for diabetes-related symptoms or are pushing off care as the pandemic continues. With about 10% of the country having diabetes, it is important to take note of these new patients to make sure that they get the care that they need.
Perception Health’s CARE PREDICT tool will help health systems identify and engage with patients as they trend towards diabetes, so you can catch cases earlier and provide a higher quality of care.
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