It is important to learn about diabetes from a professional in order to successfully manage your diabetes.
The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition includes a network of diabetes educators who use the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition as a collaborative tool to share diabetes education materials and methods. The materials featured on the "For Patients" and "For Providers" pages can be ordered through the South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) website, for diabetes educators to order and use. The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition is also proud to share the Diabetes Education Resources for Other Cultures guide and brochures, a project created for a Girl Scout Gold Award in 2015 by Emily Oyos.
Provides a guide for diabetes educators to educate individuals from the African, Nepali, and Hispanic cultures. Examples of traditional meals for each culture are included in the guide, along with examples of common American foods, to help educate a patient about proper diet.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program—or National DPP—is a partnership of public and private organizations working to reduce the growing problem of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
The partners work to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
The National DPP provides a framework for diabetes prevention efforts. It brings together partners from the public and private sectors to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in the United States. Partners include:
• Federal agencies
• State and local health departments
• National and community organizations
• Public and private insurers
• Health care professionals
• University community education
• Businesses that focus on wellness
Click here to learn more about and register to attend the 2017 Fall Diabetes Conference to be held on Wednesday, September, 27th in Chamberlain, SD.
The guide includes three brochures, with pictures and translations to easily provide education to each culture regarding healthy eating and how to test blood sugars. The brochures (titled: Eating Healthy and Blood Sugar Testing Steps) can be downloaded and printed by clicking the links below:
A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart disease, and stroke.
You’ll find a supportive environment and a sense of community to help you through your daily activities while dealing with the emotions that come from battling a chronic condition.
BCBH workshops are 2-½ hours long and meet weekly for six weeks in community settings such as senior centers, churches, and libraries. Topics include:
• Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
• Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
• Medication management
• Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
• Learning how to pace activity and rest
• Eating well and fun ways to get active
A Guide to Managing Your Diabetes
Diabetes Risk Test Card
What is Prediabetes? (Coming Soon)
South Dakota Diabetes Coalition Information Card
Locate Diabetes Educator Poster
Diabetes Education Referrals Infographic
The following maps are available to download as PDFs:
Distance to Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T)
Death Rate Due to Diabetes by County, 2010-2014
Diabetes Prevalence by County, 2012
Don’t let an ongoing health condition get the best of you. Take control by signing up for Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH). BCBH, part of Good & Healthy South Dakota, is a chronic disease self-management program designed to help you get back in charge of your life.