- Virginia Paine
Diabetes Prevention & Control Program Manager
Diabetes touches almost every part of your life. It’s a serious, lifelong condition, but there’s a lot you can do to protect your health. You can take charge of your health—not only for today, but for the coming years.
Diabetes can cause health problems over time. It can hurt your eyes, your kidneys, and your nerves. It can lead to problems with the blood flow in your body. Even your teeth and gums can be harmed. Diabetes in pregnancy can cause birth defects such as neural tube defects, cardiovascular defects, and cleft lip/palate. Many of these problems don’t have to happen. You can do a lot to prevent them, and there are people in your community who can help. (more)
We provide evidence-based chronic disease self-management education to people with diabetes statewide. The program’s chronic disease self-management workforce has been developed for both English and Spanish education. ( more contact)
We use state and national standards to certifiy and provide continuing education for a workforce of nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists diabetes educators and practice sites. This workforce in turn teaches people with diabetes to better manage their condition. (more)