Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

Diabetes Resources

Educational Materials

Looking for educational materials about diabetes? The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has a variety of materials available at this site. Materials can be downloaded and printed or ordered from the site for free.

Diabetes and Nutrition

When managing diabetes, your eating plan is a powerful tool. But figuring out what to eat can feel like a hassle, right? Well, it doesn't have to. There are easy things you can do to add flavor to your daily routine — including healthy twists on your favorite foods.

One key to feeling your best lies in the food you eat. You can start by working with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN/RD) to make an eating plan that works for you. In it, be sure to include the foods you like — and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Most importantly, remember that eating well — and adding activity to your daily routine by moving more — are important ways you can manage diabetes.

To find diabetes friendly recipes:


Sweet Success

An annual fund-raising event for the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition. Enjoy a night out supporting the efforts to help South Dakotans affected by diabetes. The evening’s activities include a meal, silent auction, and more. Visit for details.

JDRF One Walk

Putting an End to T1D, One Step at a Time

Diabetes Alert Day

Held annually on the fourth Tuesday of March to increase awareness about Type 2 diabetes. Risk test, posters, web banners and media available at Diabetes Alert Day website.

American Diabetes Month

Observed in November each year to raise awareness about diabetes. See for information and materials.

Camp Gilbert

Residential Camp at Lake Enemy Swim at NeSoDak Camp near Waubay, South Dakota.

Visit for dates and camper fees.

Kamp for Kids

Residential Family Camp at Outlaw Ranch in Custer, South Dakota

Visit for dates and camper fees.

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