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The Montana Diabetes Program is committed to reduce diabetes-related disease and death rates, prevent type 2 diabetes among Montanans at high risk, and improve the quality of life among all Montanans with diabetes. Icons of health care, lifestyle changes, and people enjoying the outdoors.

To achieve these goals, the program supports the following activities:

  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications.

  • Quality Improvement for better diabetes care.

  • Quality Diabetes Education Initiative to increase access to quality diabetes self-management education and support.

  • Epidemiology and Surveillance of diabetes, its complications and risk factors.

  • Evaluation to improve program performance, account for our public health actions, and share lessons learned.

  • Partnerships and Coordination to share resources, and increase the scope and effectiveness of interventions.


Key Program Documents

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The Montana Diabetes Program Fact Sheet summarizes our program activities, key statistics, and contact information.

Click here to read the Montana Diabetes Program Fact Sheet.


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Diabetes: The Burden in Montana, published in 2008, provides a comprehensive assessment of diabetes prevalence, risk factors, rates during pregnancy, care, complications, and mortality.  This document presents data through 2006 from several different sources to quantify the burden of diabetes and its complications in Montana.  Progress and challenges can be identified along with opportunities to address these issues. 

Click here to read Diabetes: The Burden in Montana

For current data and statistics, go to our Data, Surveillance, and Epidemiology page.


The Montana Chronic Disease Plan, published in 2013, is a 5-year guide for statewide activities to reduce the burden of chronic disease in Montana. Chronic diseases are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in the U.S. Successful implementation of the plan will require the leadership and effort of a diverse group of partners representing the many individuals and organizations in Montana. The plan serves as a framework for a coordinated approach to effectively prevent chronic disease and unintentional injury, and promote the health of all Montanans.

Click here to read the Montana Chronic Disease Plan.

To see how we are working with schools, worksites, healthcare systems, communities, and the environment, and with other public health programs in Montana, go to the Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau page at http://chronicdiseaseprevention.mt.gov.


National Context

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The State Public Health Actions (1305) and the Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention Infographic shows how we are part of a national effort for chronic disease prevention and health promotion. From 2013 to 2018, the Montana Diabetes Program is implementing a workplan under the State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (1305) grant. The objectives of this workplan can only be accomplished through the joint efforts of healthcare leaders, insurers, public health agencies, policy makers, and healthcare organizations serving Montanans, and the engagement of the people of Montana.

Click here to read the The State Public Health Actions (1305) Infographic.

To find out more about this national effort, go to the CDC website.


For more information about the Montana Diabetes Program, please Contact Us.