The Diabetes Branch of the Alabama Department of Public Health works in collaboration with many other programs within and outside of the Department to help people delay or prevent development of diabetes and to reduce complications related to the disease.

Diabetes Prevention ProgramThe program also promotes good nutrition, physical activity, weight loss and smoking cessation, recommended influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, foot exams, eye exams and HbA1c tests. These are key factors to control, prevent, delay, or manage diabetes and help people live longer, healthier lives.

To find out if you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, take the online Prediabetes Risk TestIf you find out you are at risk, we recommend that you join a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program. This lifestyle change program can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity.

Visit Alabama Chronic Disease Resource Directory for a list of places that offer Lifestyle Change Programs and Diabetes Self Management Education and Support.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. During the month of November, Alabama Department of Public Health encourages you to have a game plan so you can prevent and treat diabetes. Find out more on our news and events page.

Submit Your Success Stories

Are you an accredited/recognized diabetes self-management education or prevention program with a success story you would like to submit to the ADPH Diabetes Program? Download and complete the online form and email it to brandi.pouncey@adph.state.al.us so we can share your story with others.

Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner's Guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the "Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner's Guide." Community-clinical linkages are defined as connections between community and clinical sectors to improve population health. This document guides public health practitioners on key strategies to implement community-clinical linkages that focus on adults 18 years or older. In addition, the guide presents resources for public health practitioners to use when implementing the strategy and examples of community-clinical linkages. 

Prescription Assistance

The American Diabetes Association has prepared a resource to help those with diabetes regarding their prescriptions.

Home Health and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for People with Diabetes

There are some home health benefits under the Medicaid Patient 1st Program for people with diabetes. ADPH Home Health has provided information about RPM Guidelines.

Blood Glucose Monitoring Resources

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has compiled a series of tip sheets for diabetes educators to help those with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels.


Continuing Medical Education

University of Alabama School of Medicine and the Alabama Department of Public Health are jointly sponsoring up to two hours of free CMEs regarding diabetes and prediabetes in Alabama.


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Page last updated: October 28, 2020