Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Diabetes Events and Camps

Slam Dunk Spearfish

Moses Cheeks Slam Dunk Basketball Camp is for children and young adults ages 5-18 years old who have been medically diagnosed with diabetes and prediabetes. Visit: for dates and details.


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. Event held in Sioux Falls each year in October. Visit for details.


JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Help turn “Type One into Type None.” Visit for information and a schedule of walk events.


ADA Tour de Cure

Bicycle event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Visit for dates and information.


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
Location: Lake Enemy Swim at NeSoDak Camp near Waubay, South Dakota

Visit for dates and camper fees.


Kamp for Kids
Residential Family Camp
Location: Outlaw Ranch, Custer, South Dakota

Visit for dates and camper fees.

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