North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council

The Diabetes Advisory Council (DAC) of North Carolina was created in 1984 as an advisory group to the Diabetes Prevention and Control program. The DAC works to reduce the burden of diabetes through coordination among the many stakeholders in diabetes control in North Carolina.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Educate and publicly validate early detection, treatment and self-management training for diabetes control, as a health priority for all North Carolinians.
  • Provide scientific credibility and public validity for new service priority areas and interventions based on evolving clinical and epidemiological studies and technology.
  • Foster interagency collaboration and networking for identification, utilization and expansion of resources for diabetes control services.
  • Evaluate, present and propose strategies for the control of diabetes in North Carolina in terms of assessed need, estimated costs, potential benefits and probability of success of each strategy.

2021 DAC Awards

Congratulations to our 2021 DAC Award Winners:

Health Care Provider Award:
Dr. Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, Duke University School of Medicine

John Bowdish Community Award:
Ashton Johnson, MPH, Granville-Vance Public Health

Myrna Miller Employer Award:
Dosher Memorial Hospital

Hugh Young Educator Scholarship:
Sarah Bologna, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Duke Regional Hospital

Thank you for your work in diabetes prevention and management.

Click here for photos of the current and past award winners.

2022 DAC Awards and Scholarship Application: Open June 1 – July 31, 2022

Awards and Scholarship Descriptions and Requirements

2022 DAC Meetings:

Past Diabetes Advisory Council Meetings

NC Guide cover

This guide includes basic information about diabetes, its effects on the North Carolina population, and suggestions on how individuals can prevent and manage the disease.

PDFs of North Carolina’s Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2020, as well as versions that include specific sections are available for downloading. All versions are available in both English and Spanish.

March 23, 2021 Recorded Presentation
North Carolina’s Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2020

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Diabetes Prevention and Management Resources