South Dakota Diabetes Program

South Dakota Diabetes Program


Working collaboratively to improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes.


South Dakotans living free of the burden of diabetes.

The South Dakota  Program is part of the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The program receives funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use prevention and population-based intervention aimed at South Dakotans at risk for and with diabetes.

The program works to:

  • facilitate partnerships with the SouthSouth Dakota Diabetes State Strategic Plan Dakota Diabetes Coalition, healthcare systems, communities, organizations, and other stakeholders;
  • collect and disseminate diabetes surveillance and evaluation data to implement program development and guide policy-making;
  • assist with efforts to reach disparate and high-risk populations affected by diabetes throughout South Dakota;
  • coordinate the development of population-based community interventions; and
  • provide accurate and up-to-date diabetes educational materials to health professionals.

The Diabetes Program is reflected in the South Dakota Department of Health Strategic Plan 2020-2025 - the vision is "Every South Dakotan Healthy and Strong"