It is important for patients to learn about their diabetes from a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES) with a recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education/Support (DSMES)  program.

Provider Conferences

Education materials are available at no cost for providers to order from the South Dakota Department of Health for healthcare providers to share with patients. Click below to view and order available materials. 

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
  • South Dakota Internal Medicine Physicians
  • South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants
  • South Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association
  • South Dakota Nurses Association
  • Avera Diabetes Conference
  • Sanford Diabetes Conference

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.

DSMES Programs

Available Materials

South Dakota Department of Health's Undo the Risk campaign provides materials and the quiz for patients to better understand prediabetes and the risk of developing diabetes. 

For Providers