Diabetes Prevention and Control Activities 


Tracking, assessing, and evaluating diabetes allows the Arkansas Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Branch (CDPC) to use many data sources to monitor the burden of diabetes on Arkansas communities.

Arkansas Clinical Transformation (ACT) Collaborative

The ACT Collaborative is a group of health care and public health professionals dedicated to improving the management of chronic diseases. Partners include the Arkansas CDPC Branch, the Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc., the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Centers.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Learn how to live well with diabetes by enrolling in a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program.

A DSME program can help you learn:

  1. How diabetes works and the options for treatment
  2. How to make lifestyle changes with what you eat and your physical activity
  3. How to take medicine safely and so it has the best effect 
  4. How to keep track of your blood sugar levels and blood pressure and use the results to make good decisions
  5. How to prevent, detect, and treat other medical issues that can come with diabetes
  6. What ways work best for you for making healthy changes in your life

The DSME program will help you come up with an education and support plan that is right for you. This includes long-term support to help you track your success and make sure you’re on the right track. You will also get tips on how to have better conversations with your health care provider.

Find a recognized diabetes education program near you: