North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council

Nominate your diabetes hero or apply for the diabetes educator scholarship!

Application form opens June 12 – July 31, 2020

The North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council Awards recognize individuals or groups who have performed outstanding work in diabetes prevention and management.

Awards and Scholarship Categories:
John Bowdish Community Award
Myrna Miller Employer Award
Health Care Provider Award
Hugh Young Educator Scholarship *NEW in 2020*

Awards and Scholarship Details

Awards and Scholarship Application: Open June 12 – July 31, 2020

2019 DAC Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 DAC Award Winners: Orange County Health Department’s Diabetes Self-Management Program, Jason Horay of Curi, Inc, Whitney Jezek of Onslow County Health Department, and Dr. Charles A. Cook of Raleigh Medical Associated Specialists. Thank you for your work in diabetes prevention and management.   Read more.

Click here for photos from the event.

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.

Upcoming Diabetes Advisory Council Meetings

  • Friday, November 13, 2020

Past Diabetes Advisory Council Meetings

Friday, June 5, 2020:  Agenda | Meeting Highlights
Register to Watch the Recording
2020 Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management Writing Team Updates
COVID-19 and Diabetes in North Carolina
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Update – Growth Team NC
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Update

Friday, February 21, 2020:  
Summary Presentation from Postponed Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019:   AgendaMinutes/Highlights 
American Diabetes Association Advocacy Update
2019 Insulin Affordability
2019 NC Fact Sheet
Insulin Pricing

May 3, 2019:   AgendaMinutes/Highlights 
Follow-up Discussion about DAC Survey Results
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Toolkit
DiabetesSmart Overview
Diabetes Free NC
A Diabetes Educator Delivers So Much More Than Education

February 8, 2019:   AgendaMinutes/Highlights 
Results of the NC DAC Survey
Update of 2018 Diabetes Guide Evaluation Measures
SAS Diabetes Registry
Overview of Newly Renovated Diabetes NC Website
Health Aging NC and Funding Opportunity

October 26, 2018:  Agenda | Minutes/Highlights 
NC Resource Platform 
CCCPH Cooperative Agreements Overview 
Pictures: AADE Poster Presentation

June 1, 2018:  Agenda | Minutes 
NC Health Equity Report 
UK DIRECT Clinical Trial: Finding Implications for North Carolinians 
North Carolina Medicaid Transformation & Diabetes 
Diabetes Language 
CCCPH 1815 and 1817 Overview 

February 9, 2018:  Agenda | Minutes 
Results of 2017 Coalition Assessment Survey
Research Innovations: Blood Sugar Testing?
Update of 2017 Diabetes Guide Evaluation Measures – guide promotion
Update of the 2017 National Diabetes Self-Management Education Standards
New Resources for DSMES 

Archives of Agendas and Minutes for past DAC Meetings