The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition provides the following services to South Dakotans:
The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition (SDDC) is a non-profit organization comprised of of many diverse partners - healthcare professionals, advocacy groups, government agencies, tribal health representatives, persons with diabetes, quality improvement and wellness program coordinators and many others. The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition is a volunteer-based organization comprised of professionals and citizens who are passionate about preventing diabetes and empowering those with diabetes to successfully manage their health.

The roots of the Diabetes Coalition stem from the Diabetes Advisory Council, founded in the mid-1980s by the South Dakota Department of Health and its healthcare partners. The Coalition has since transitioned to a 501c3 charitable, educational organization. The SDDC is guided by a Board of Directors and is coordinated by Sage Project Consultants of Sioux Falls. The coordinators at Sage work with the volunteer members of the Coalition to help those affected by and at risk for diabetes in South Dakota.

What We Do

• Diabetes Prevention Resources
• Patient Education and Resources
• Provider Education and Resources
• Support Group Information
• Locate Diabetes Educator Map
Our Mission
• Virtual Nurse Coordination
• Educational Conferences
• Speakers Bureau
• Diabetes State Plan
• Evaluation Services



To collaboratively improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes.

About the Coalition

  • Promote collaboration and coordination of efforts in the statewide diabetes network
  • Promote access to quality diabetes prevention and control information and services in order to reduce the number of new diabetes cases and decrease the negative impact of diabetes on health and quality of life.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the South Dakota Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
  • Share expertise and insights into the needs, evidenced-based practices, and trends of persons and organizations impacted by diabetes.
Our Goals

South Dakotans living free of the burden of diabetes.

About Us

Our Vision