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.

2022 DAC Awards

Thank your diabetes hero with an NC Diabetes Advisory Council award or apply for our scholarship. Nominations open now through July 31, 2022

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:

Upcoming DAC Meetings

  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    Join us for a HYBRID DAC meeting on October 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    This meeting will be held at The McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education

    1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Following this meeting, we will have a reception with light refreshments for the 2022 DAC Awards winners and attendees.

    If you plan to attend this meeting in person:
    RSVP Here
    If you plan to attend this meeting virtually
    Register Here


Previous 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.

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The NC DAC Co-chairs, Laura Edwards and Chris Memering completed a webinar on the 2020 NC Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management, which has now been released by Area L AHEC as a self-paced course, available for CEUs. Please take advantage of this and share with your networks.

Recording and CEUs Available Now Through May 2, 2023

Register Here

OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss the NC’s Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2020, including how it was developed, and incidence and prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in North Carolina
  • Identify diabetes primary prevention strategies
  • Review diabetes diagnosis criteria, diabetes management and preventing complications
  • Describe social determinants of health related to prediabetes and diabetes
  • Identify strategies that individuals/organizations (communities, healthcare providers, insurers, employers, policy makers, etc.) can employ to address prediabetes and diabetes

SPEAKERS
Laura E Edwards, RN MPA
Christine E Memering, BSN, RN, CDE, FAADE, Certified Diabetes Educator 

AUDIENCE
Healthcare professionals that provide care to diabetic patients. 

CREDITS
CEU 1.00
Contact Hours 1.25
Nursing Contact Hours 1.25

REGISTRATION FEES
$10

Credit or proof of attendance will be contingent upon receipt of payment.


Diabetes Prevention and Management Resources