The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition (SDDC) is a non-profit organization comprised of of many diverse partners - healthcare professionals, advocacy groups, government agencies, tribal health representatives, persons with diabetes, quality improvement and wellness program coordinators and many others. The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition is a volunteer-based organization comprised of professionals and citizens who are passionate about preventing diabetes and empowering those with diabetes to successfully manage their health.
The roots of the Diabetes Coalition stem from the Diabetes Advisory Council, founded in the mid-1980s by the South Dakota Department of Health and its healthcare partners. The Coalition has since transitioned to a 501c3 charitable, educational organization. The SDDC is guided by a Board of Directors and is coordinated by Sage Project Consultants of Sioux Falls. The coordinators at Sage work with the volunteer members of the Coalition to help those affected by and at risk for diabetes in South Dakota.
To collaboratively improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes.
The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition provides the following services to South Dakotans:
• Diabetes Prevention Resources
• Patient Education and Resources
• Provider Education and Resources
• Support Group Information
• Locate Diabetes Educator Map
South Dakotans living free of the burden of diabetes.
• Virtual Nurse Coordination
• Educational Conferences
• Speakers Bureau
• Diabetes State Plan
• Evaluation Services