Welcome to the Diabetes Action Council of South Carolina. The DAC is comprised of stakeholders from across the state that are committed to education, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. The DAC developed and is implementing the 2021-2026 Statewide Comprehensive Diabetes Prevention and Management Plan for South Carolina. DAC focuses on provider engagement, promotion of the In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program through increased program availability, participation, and long-term program sustainability.
DAC is organized in four work groups referred to as pillars.
We’re In It Together
“The Diabetes Action Council of SC is committed to ensuring that everyone is given the opportunity to receive education, prevention and treatment based on evidence-based information which includes lifestyle changes that will benefit patients, families and communities in becoming healthier.”
GERALD A. WILSON, MD
Pillar I: Provider Engagement
Educates providers on the importance of screening, testing and referring individuals diagnosed with prediabetes to a In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program.
MARCEY WESTERBECK, LPN
DAC Pillar 1 Chair
Pillar II: Availability
Coordinates the collaboration of stakeholders to identify barriers and increase statewide access and availability of culturally and linguistically appropriate In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program sites.
JOSHUA PEAKE, MPH
DAC Pillar 2 Chair
SARAH B. HALES, PhD, LMSW, CSOWM
DAC Pillar 2 Co-Chair
Pillar III: Participant Engagement
Focuses on increasing enrollment and participation of people with prediabetes in affordable, high quality In It Together Diabetes Prevention Programs to reduce their risks of developing type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
DAC Pillar 3 Chair
Pillar IV: Coverage
Works to engage large employers and major insurers to cover the In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program in South Carolina.