The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition can provide evaluation services related to diabetes care, prevention and awareness in South Dakota. Evaluation tools can be designed to better understand patient satisfaction, provider satisfaction, and/or overall program success. Surveys, interviews and focus groups can provide a different perspective regarding diabetes care, prevention and awareness. 

For more information about evaluation services, email the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition at info@SDDiabetesCoalition.org.


South Dakota Department of Health Project Evaluations
The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition has completed various evaluation projects for the South Dakota Department of Health. 


Evaluation Background
In July 2013, the South Dakota Department of Health was awarded the State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health Non-competitive Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The South Dakota Department of Health analyzed the grant funding received from the CDC and identified key areas where partner organizations could assist the Department of Health in fulfilling the grant requirements.

The South Dakota Department of Health then reached out to the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition (SDDC) to assist with the facilitation of strategies six and seven of the CDC grant.

Strategy Six: Promote awareness of prediabetes among people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Strategy Seven: Promote participation in ADA-recognized, AADE-accredited, state-accredited/certified, and/or Stanford licensed diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs.


Diabetes Prevention Program Evaluation
Most recently, the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition evaluated participant data from all CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) in South Dakota. The DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing Type 2 Diabetes. The SDDC evaluated the participant data from Y2014, which showed an average participant weight loss of 7%. The CDC suggests that the average participant weight loss goal should be 5% to 7%. The SDDC will evaluate participant data for Y2015 in early 2016. To read the full Diabetes Prevention Program Evaluation and Task Force report, click here.


Burden of Diabetes Report
The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition also worked to evaluate the burden of diabetes in South Dakota. By gathering data regarding diabetes, and also evaluating the programs of the SDDC, the Burden of Diabetes Report is a comprehensive overview of diabetes in South Dakota. The report includes information regarding patient attendance at Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training sites in South Dakota. In 2014, nearly 4,000 South Dakotans attended diabetes education. The full burden of diabetes report can be accessed by clicking here.


Provider Survey
In order to help fulfill Strategy Seven of the CDC grant, the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition created a survey for physicians in South Dakota to complete. The survey was sent electronically and a printed survey was sent to 609 physicians across South Dakota. Physicians were selected based on their self-reported specialties with the South Dakota State Medical Association. Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Women's Health, OB/GYN and Pediatric physicians were sent a copy of the survey to complete. 

In total, 134 physicians responded to this survey, providing information about referalls to DSME sites in South Dakota. For more information and to read the full report, click here.

Evaluation Services