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    Texas Department of State Health Services
    Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
    PO Box 149347, MC 1965 
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756 

    Phone: 512-776-2834  
    Fax: 512-776-7408 
    Email: diabetes@dshs.texas.gov   

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About Diabetes 

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. That is about 1 in every 10 people. 

Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Over time, having high blood sugar levels can cause serious health problems. You can prevent or delay these problems by eating healthy meals, being physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking the medicine your doctor prescribes. Although there is no cure, millions of people with diabetes enjoy long, full lives, and you can, too.

Spotlight 

Please download the Guidelines for training elementary and secondary school personnel who are not licensed health professionals on providing care for students with diabetes document.

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Last updated June 17, 2022