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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   

Texas Diabetes Council

Texas Diabetes Council

Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) addresses issues affecting people with diabetes in Texas. It advises the Texas Legislature on needed legislation 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, TDC members have worked with private and public health care organizations to promote diabetes prevention and awareness throughout the state. 

Sign up for DSHS Diabetes email updates. This is a free service. You will receive periodic emails from the DSHS Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Messages include information about public meetings, monthly Diabetes News You Can Use bulletin, and other related activities. 


2020 Meeting Information
DatesOverview or Agenda Minutes Webcast 
January 22-23, 2020 Overview January 2020 

January 22, 2020TDC Advocacy and Outreach Workgroup Agenda  
January 23, 2020TDC Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup Agenda   
January 23, 2020Texas Diabetes Council Agenda  TDC Webcast -23Jan2020 
April 22-23, 2020 Overview April 2020  --CANCELLED--  
July 22-23, 2020 Overview July 2020   
October 21-22, 2020  Overview October 2020    
 Future meeting dates are subject to change. 

Past Meetings 

2019 Meeting Information
Dates Overview Minutes Webcast 
January 23-24, 2019 Overview January 2019 Minutes January 2019 Webcast January 2019 
April 17-18, 2019 Overview April 2019 Minutes April 2019 Webcast April 2019 
July 24-25-2019 Overview July 2019 Minutes July 2019 Webcast July 2019 
October 9-10, 2019 Overview October 2019 Minutes October 2019 Webcast October 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. Then use the results to develop a diabetes prevention and treatment plan by November 1 of odd-numbered years. 

TDC developed a Texas Diabetes Action Plan [pdf] that consists of priorities for areas that build on past accomplishments and use current national, state, and local efforts to improve diabetes education and management in Texas. Work in the priority areas depends on the Legislature’s continued funding and support of the DSHS Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The following priorities are included in this state plan:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Enrollment
  • Evidence-Based Prevention Program Engagement
  • Gestational Diabetes Screening and Follow-up
  • Provider Ability to Treat people with Diabetes and Improve Outcomes
  • Address Obesity and Prediabetes in Our School Aged Children
  • Transparency in Insulin and Drug Pricing for Diabetes Treatments

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 17, 2020