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Texas Diabetes Council

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Background

Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) addresses issues affecting people with diabetes in Texas and advises the Texas Legislature on legislation that is needed to develop and maintain a statewide system of quality education services for all people with diabetes and health care professionals who offer diabetes treatment and education.

The Texas Legislature established the Texas Diabetes Council in 1983. Since the council's inception, its members have worked with private and public health care organizations to promote diabetes prevention and awareness throughout the state.


Meetings

Jan. 23-24, 2019 

April 17-18, 2019

July 24-25, 2019

Oct. 9-10, 2019


Council Statements

Vision: A Texas Free of Diabetes and Its Complications

Mission: To Effectively Reduce the Health and Economic Burdens of Diabetes in Texas

Position: Specific initiatives to improve outcomes and minimize barriers to impact Diabetes Care in Texas Communities for improved delivery of care through system reforms that lead to increased access and high quality, affordable, effective and efficient care for people with Diabetes and Coordination of State Services.


Council Priorities

TDC is required to conduct an assessment of the state’s diabetes prevention and treatment programs and use the results to develop a diabetes prevention and treatment plan by Nov. 1 of odd-numbered years. 

TDC developed priorities that build on past accomplishments and use current national, state, and local efforts to improve diabetes education and management in Texas, including:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Enrollment
  • 1115 Transformation Waiver Diabetes Prevention and Control Evaluation
  • Evidence-Based Prevention Program Engagement
  • Gestational Diabetes Screening and Follow-up
  • Provider Ability to Treat Diabetes Patients 

Work in these priority areas depends upon the Texas Legislature’s continued funding and support.


Council Statutory Authority 

Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 103. Texas Diabetes Council

  • Select Code: Health and Safety Code
  • Select Article/Chapter: Chapter 103. Texas Diabetes Council


Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services, Part 9 Texas Diabetes Council



Last updated April 22, 2019