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A monthly update complete with the latest news and resources brought to you by the Diabetes Advisory Council of South Carolina.

August is... 

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
NIAM Resources Click Here  

Get Ready for the First Day of School

Getting back into the routine of school takes a little more preparation for kids with diabetes, but it pays off as the weeks and months go by. Planning will allow kids to better manage their diabetes while also having fun with their friends. And since kids spend nearly half their waking hours in school, reliable diabetes care during the school day really matters.


Kids with diabetes can participate in everything other kids do field trips, sports, and special events. It just takes a little planning.




Be prepared for the first day of school.

Managing diabetes at school takes a little planning. Learn more.

Explore new articles to help you manage your type 1 diabetes.

Learn More:


About Type 1 Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

CDC Diabetes on Facebook
@CDCDiabetes on Twitter

CDC Facebook CDC Twitter CDC Streaming Health CDC Instagram


The Coaches' Circle is pleased to collaborate with UNCG Health Coach Training Programs to facilitate a coaching skills workshop series.

About this event

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The Coaches’ Circle: Communication Techniques to Cultivate Motivation and Confidence

Health Coaching is an evidence-based practice that supports a client’s self-determination to engage in goal-directed, health promoting behavior change. As Health Coaches, we partner with our clients to not only work through the current pressing health challenge the client may face, but to also help them reach a quality of life that is meaningful, self-sustaining, health-promoting, and value-driven. Coaches don’t direct the path for their clients, we walk the path with our clients, each step of the way.

Our clients come to us with diverse needs, expectations, and varied levels of knowledge, skills and resources for self-management care. It’s important that we honor the uniqueness of our clients and are able to match appropriate health coaching techniques in an effective way - there are no cookie cutter approaches in health coaching!

This four-part interactive workshop series invites you into the Coaches’ Circle to practice health coaching skills and strategies to enhance your communication with your clients. Throughout this series we’ll discuss coaching techniques and tools to improve your client’s self-management of their own health and wellness, practicing communication techniques for enhancing their capacity for lifestyle behavior change.


  1. Identify barriers, challenges, and solutions to creating meaningful change with clients.
  2. Expand on foundational Motivational Interviewing skills and practice strategies that can strengthen a client’s readiness for change.
  3. Demonstrate practical self-management strategies for guiding your client to meeting their short-term goals.
  4. Describe four types of tools health coaches and clients can use to establish accountability, goal tracking, and ongoing support.
  5. Practice Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing approaches as it relates to the Coaches’ Circle and its program components.

Dates & Topics

Workshop 1: Friday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dust Off Your Coach Welcome Mat: Coaching fundamentals of establishing rapport and building the coaching relationship in a variety of settings (one-on-one, group, virtual and tele-coaching)

Workshop 2: Friday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Creating Space for Self- Discovery in Coaching: How to have effective coaching conversations that lead to deeper client exploration and engagement in individual and group settings.

Workshop 3: Friday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Creating Comfortable Commitments in Coaching: Developing an accountability plan that is creative and energizing to help your client stay on track with achieving their goals.

Workshop 4: Friday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Strength-based Coaching: Connecting the client’s overall wellness to their compelling life purpose for sustainable change and lasting impact.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed new changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model. This proposed change aims to make it easier for local suppliers to participate and reach their Medicare beneficiaries within their communities. Although these changes have yet to be finalized, if accepted, they will go into effect on January 1, 2022. 

Have additional questions about the proposed changes? Check out the Fact Sheet, and as always, stay updated through the MDPP webpage for ongoing changes and updates. 



What Causes Type 2 Diabetes

You may think that you can look at someone and know if they’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, but it’s not that simple.


There’s more to why people get type 2 diabetes than you may know. Although lifestyle is a big part, so are family history, age, and race. You may also be at risk of type 2 diabetes if you have prediabetes, a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.


Learn about what causes type 2 diabetes and how you can help lower your risk.


Learn about the causes of type 2 diabetes

Take the 1-minute test to see if you may be at risk for prediabetes..

Learn how the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Learn More:


Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Change Program

Type 1 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

CDC Diabetes on Facebook

@CDCDiabetes on Twitter



August 12th, 10 am - 5 pm CDT
From anti-vaccination campaigns to bleach injections to questions of the safety of mask-wearing, the COVID pandemic has brought issues of incorrect information related to health and medicine to the forefront of the national conversation, but these issues are neither new nor unique to COVID. How did we get to a point where it can be difficult for many to differentiate true, reliable information about our health from misinformation or even intentional disinformation and where do we go from here?

Join the American Public Health Association's Medical Care Section on August 12th as we consider the evolution, scope, impact of, and efforts to counter health and medical misinformation and disinformation.  Speakers will include APHA President Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Chicago Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Allison Arwady, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate Imran Ahmed, and many more. The full roster of speakers and sessions is available here.

Register today and consider sharing with colleagues, students, and friends!

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