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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.

October is... 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2020, Insulin resistance and reduced estrogen production can result in a complex metabolic disorder that contributes to the development of cancer in organs with high estrogen demand including breast, endometrium, and ovaries. For more information click Here
For More Information About Breast Cancer Awareness and Resources Click Here


Hey DAC members, we want you to get involved in the upcoming Walk Together SC Walking Challenge! The challenge is open to everyone, of all ages and fitness levels, and will encourage participants to increase their time spent walking. We know that walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise to improve overall health and manage or prevent chronic health conditions, like diabetes. Over the 6-week challenge, participants will log and electronically submit their weekly time spent walking. Participate individually or with a team. This is a great opportunity to get your coworkers or organization involved! There will be support, resources, and prizes given throughout the challenge. Learn more & sign-up: or email
New ADCES Course Offerings on Telehealth and Self-care 

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) is offering new educational opportunities on Telehealth and ADCES7 Self-care behaviors.


For more information click Here



Diabetes Education Is A Game Changer 

How can diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services help you manage diabetes? Just about every way you can think of.


DSMES helped April find lower-cost medicine. William learned lifestyle changes that helped him dramatically lower his blood sugar levels. And Tess found out important steps she could take to have a healthy pregnancy.


Read their stories and more in our latest feature and find out the difference DSMES can make for you too.

Read about how DSMES can help you

Find out more about DSMES

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living well with diabetes on

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Prevent Diabetes Complications

CDC Diabetes on Facebook

@CDCDiabetes on Twitter

Mayo Clinic and Verily Partner to Develop Clinical Decision Support Solutions  


Verily to develop CDS tools with Mayo Clinic


Verily is developing interoperable clinical decision support tools based on anonymized EHR data/ and clinical knowledge from physicians at the Mayo Clinic, starting with cardiovascular and cardiometabolic care. Verily will apply advanced analytics and user-centered design to develop workflow-integrated insights on disease management and treatment.     

Click here to see the full story: HIT Consultant 

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