Montana Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program is committed to:

Reducing diabetes related disease and death rates. Preventing type 2 diabetes among Montanans at high risk. Improving the quality of life of all Montanans with diabetes

  • Data and Surveillance of diabetes, its complications and risk factors.
  • Diabetes Management: Increase access to, coverage for, and participation of people with diabetes in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) programs recognized by the American Diabetes Association or accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.
  • Evaluation: Implement and report progress for a national work plan through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Diabetes Translation.
  • Partnership and Coordination:
  • Prevention: Organize, train, and support community partners in implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Lifestyle coaches support adults in making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or delay cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Quality Diabetes Education Initiative: Offer the Quality Diabetes Education Initiative, which provides a self-study and peer-mentoring program to diabetes care and education specialists to increase their skills and provides technical assistance and support to assist outpatient settings to develop and become a recognized/accredited diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) program. 
  • Quality Improvement:
    • Offer quality improvement assistance to health care facilities (hospitals, primary care practices and DSMES programs) to promote guidelines-based care, track quality measures, and improve health outcomes for Montanans with diabetes.
    • Engage community pharmacists and community health workers in the provision of medication and self-management for people with diabetes.
  • School Health: Assist schools and early childhood education centers with guidelines, policies, training, tools and resources to ensure that students with diabetes are safe at school and have the same opportunities as other children.

Upcoming Events

Advisory Coalition Meeting

When: April 19, 2024

More details to come.

Annual Diabetes Professional Conference

When: October 10-11, 2024

Where: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

For more information and to register visit the Diabetes Professional Conference website.