Additional support and education.
It is important to learn about diabetes from a professional in order to successfully manage your diabetes.
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.
The following educational materials were created by the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition (and project partners) to help those in South Dakota affected by, or at risk for, diabetes, in South Dakota. If you would like to order one or multiple copies of these materials, please visit the South Dakota Department of Health Publications website to order printed copies.
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
In addition to providing provider education materials to South Dakotan providers, the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition also travels the state to attend conferences and health fairs to educate providers, nurses, physician assistants, etc. about the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition.
In the last year, the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition has attended the following conferences to promote the SDDC and diabetes awareness:
South Dakota Family Physicians, Deadwood
South Dakota Internal Medicine Physicians, Deadwood
South Dakota Nurses Association, Rapid City
Avera Diabetes Conference, Sioux Fall
Sanford Diabetes Conference, Sioux Falls
If you know of an upcoming conference or event where it would be beneficial for the SDDC to display materials, please email or call the SDDC.