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Diabetes Education Materials

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.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Professionals Only: Control Your Diabetes Brochure with Complication Inserts  (PDF)
Guide to Contacting Your Diabetes Team  (PDF)
Guide to Managing Your Diabetes  (PDF)

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education Resources for Other Cultures

Diabetes Prevention

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 
•  National and community

​      organizations
•  Employers
•  Public and private insurers
•  Health care professionals
•  University community education

•  Businesses that focus on wellness

Conference Presentations

Clickhere to view conference presentations from the 2018 Fall Diabetes Conference.

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. 

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.

Locate Diabetes Educators poster  (PDF)

Risk Poster: Eat the Good Stuff  (PDF)
Risk Poster: Lose the Inches  (PDF)
ype II Diabetes in SD Poster 18x24  (PDF)
Type II Diabetes Risk Test Rack Card  (PDF)
What is Prediabetes?  (PDF)

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

Better Choices Better Health

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