Population Health

Adult Diabetes by Insurance Type

  • The percent of adult Connecticut residents reporting being told they have diabetes varies by insurance type.
  • Adults with Medicare insurance report the highest percentage of diabetes.  This may be due in large part to the fact that a diagnosis of diabetes increases with age and the vast majority of those covered by Medicare are over 65 years old.
  • Adults with private insurance are least likely to report having diabetes.
  • In 2018, of adult Connecticut residents reporting being told they had diabetes, 6.0 percent had private insurance, 10.7 percent had other/unknown type of insurance, 10.4 percent had Medicaid insurance, and 19.5 percent had Medicare insurance.  The coefficient of variation, which was used to assess the reliability of the estimates, was greater than 15 percent for the “No Medical Insurance” category, and therefore were not reported.