Welcome to the Minnesota Diabetes Program Website!
Diabetes News and Announcements
May Is National Stroke Awareness Month
If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk for having a stroke. Learn more about:
- your risk for stroke [American Diabetes Association]
- signs and symptoms of a stroke [National Stroke Association]
- simple steps to lower your risk of having a stroke [CDC]
Search for a Minnesota National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) near you.
The CDC National Registry of Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs lists contact information for programs that offer type 2 diabetes prevention programs. Use this link to FIND A PROGRAM in Minnesota.
Diabetes and Prediabetes Fact Sheets(updated 3-21-2013)How do diabetes and prediabetes affect Minnesotans? Who is at risk? What are the trends? What does this tell us? What can you do about it? Learn more using the new fact sheets on Diabetes and Prediabetes.
Click here to take the diabetes risk test [http://stopdiabetes.com/get-the-facts/risk-test.html]
Click here to take one step and make a plan for preventing diabetes [http://ndep.nih.gov/resources/diabetes-healthsense/just-one-step.aspx]
New! Listing of Diabetes Support Groups in Minnesota updated for 2013. Click here to download [PDF/175 KB].
Diabetes and Prediabetes in Minnesota 2012: Facts for Providers, Researchers, and Diabetes Advocates (Updated 12-07-2012)
Fast facts on diabetes and prediabetes in Minnesota including: the number of people living with diabetes and prediabetes in Minnesota; the problem of underdiagnosis and how it influences estimates of the numbers of persons living with diabetes and prediabetes; the associated health risks and burden; and key measures of diabetes management and control in clinical settings and in everyday life.
The Minnesota Diabetes Steering Committee and the Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Program are proud to present Arlene Becker, RD, LD with the 2012 Bruce Zimmerman Diabetes AwardFor her outstanding leadership in diabetes prevention and for improving the lives of people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes in Minnesota
Minnesota Medicine August edition discusses the Minnesota Diabetes Plan 2015. Take a look here. The entire August issue is dedicated to diabetes related articles.
The Process for Medication Disposal
Medications play a vital role in our health care system, and sometimes there can be unused and expired over-the-counter and prescription medication. Click here for more on the recommended procedure for medication disposal.