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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

The Texas Legislature established the Texas Diabetes Council in 1983. Since then, TDC members have worked with private and public health care organizations to promote diabetes prevention and awareness throughout the state. 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 TDC is required to conduct an assessment of the state’s diabetes prevention and treatment programs. The TDC is required to use the results of the assessment to develop a prevention and treatment plan by November 1 of odd-numbered years. 

The current Texas Diabetes State Plan [pdf] shows priority 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 state plan’s priority areas depends on the Legislature’s continued funding and support. 

The Texas Diabetes State Plan priority areas are:

  • Increase transparency in insulin and drug pricing for diabetes treatments
  • Reduce therapeutic interference in hospital settings
  • Make telehealth and telemedicine permanent 
  • Decrease identified health disparities for all persons with diabetes and obesity
  • Expand the use of automated diabetes technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring* 

*Texas Diabetes Council supports continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) as a covered medical benefit, based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) standards. CGM has been shown to be effective in children and adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. 

Council Statutory Authority 

Texas Statute: Health and Safety Code, Chapter 103, Texas Diabetes Council   
Texas Administrative Code: Title 25 Health Services, Part 9, Texas Diabetes Council    

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.  

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Council Meetings

The TDC discusses a range of topics from glucose monitoring systems to disparities in health care. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments on agenda items. 

Next TDC Public Meeting

Past Meetings

Date: October 13, 2022  
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
                 John H. Winters Building
                 Public Hearing Room 125, First Floor
                 701 West 51st Street, Austin, TX 78751

TDC Oct. 2022 Agenda  |  Live stream of meeting  (Select the "Winters Live" tab on this meeting's date and time.)  

Workgroup Meetings

  • TDC Advocacy and Outreach Workgroup – October 13, 2022 from 8:30-9:45 a.m.  View TDC-AOW agenda.
  • TDC Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup – October 13, 2022 from 10-11:15 a.m.  View TDC-HPOW agenda.

Future meeting dates, times and/or location are subject to change.  
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TDC members, appointed by the governor with consent of the senate, serve staggered, six-year terms. Three or four member terms end on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. Read about the governor's appointments for more information about serving on councils and the appointment process.  

2022 Meetings 

Agendas and minutes are PDF documents.
DateMeeting Agenda Minutes
Jan. 13 Texas Diabetes Council TDC Agenda Jan 2022   TDC Minutes Jan 2022  TDC Webcast Jan 2022   
April 14  Texas Diabetes Council TDC Agenda Apr 2022  TDC Minutes Apr 2022   TDC Webcast April 2022  
July 14  Texas Diabetes CouncilTDC Agenda July 2022   TDC Webcast July 2022   

2021 Meetings  

Agendas and minutes are PDF documents.
Dates MeetingsAgendas Minutes and Webcasts 
Jan. 27
Jan. 28 
Jan. 28 
Advocacy and Outreach Workgroup 
Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup 
Texas Diabetes Council 
AOW Agenda Jan 2021 
HPOW Agenda Jan 2021 
TDC Agenda Jan 2021

TDC Webcast Jan 2021  

TDC Minutes Jan 2021 

April 21 
April 22 
April 22 
Advocacy and Outreach Workgroup 
Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup
Texas Diabetes Council
AOW Agenda Apr 2021 
HPOW Agenda Apr 2021 
TDC Agenda Apr 2021  

TDC Webcast Apr 2021  

TDC Minutes Apr 2021 

July 22 
July 22 
July 22 
Advocacy and Outreach Workgroup 
Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup
Texas Diabetes Council
AOW Agenda July 2021  
HPOW Agenda July 2021  
TDC Agenda July 2021  

TDC Webcast July 2021  

TDC Minutes July 2021  

Oct. 28 

Texas Diabetes Council  
No TDC workgroup meetings took place this quarter.

TDC Agenda Oct 2021  TDC Webcast Oct 2021   

All Recorded Webcasts 

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Last updated September 28, 2022