About | Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program oversees federal and state programs that focus on diabetes education for the public and professionals.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Prevent Type 2 diabetes in persons at high risk for developing the disease
  • Prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in persons with prediabetes, gestational diabetes, and other risk factors
  • Prevent or delay complications in persons with diabetes
  • Assist persons who have diabetes in managing the disease and the complications that result if untreated

To achieve these goals, the program:

  • Administers grant-funded initiatives and contracted services
  • Provides technical assistance to community-based diabetes prevention and self-management programs 
  • Disseminates educational materials to the public and health care providers

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program receives funding through Texas' general revenue fund and federal money through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program collaborates with other state agency programs, when possible, to leverage resources and submit coordinated proposals for federal funding opportunities.

Additionally, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program's staff supports the Texas Diabetes Council in developing a plan for diabetes prevention and control in Texas. The program also provides staff support to the council’s quarterly meetings.