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Our Vision:

To improve the lives of Virginians affected by diabetes

Our Mission:

To bring partners together to identify and promote best practices for diabetes prevention, control, and treatment in Virginia

In Memory

Dr. Gary Bruce Effron, DPM

April 13, 1954-December 8, 2017

Virginia Diabetes Council Treasurer


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Treasurer, Dr. Gary Effron. Gary passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones.
Gary is survived by his fiancé Sharon, his children Jordan, Rebecca, and Arielle, and his beloved dogs Gracie, Tazz, and Maybelline.

Gary was an early member of the Virginia Diabetes Council (VDC) and worked hard to ensure VDC’s success. He served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for many years. He was a passionate board member who was focused on our mission and vision. His thoughtful comments, provided significant insight into the operations of the organization. His willingness and enthusiasm guided the Board as we have grown as an organization. Gary will be sorely missed.   

In addition to his leadership in the Virginia Diabetes Council, he established the Commonwealth Podiatry Associates, was Past President of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, and was Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee of the Congregation Or Atid in Glen Allen, Virginia.

His family requested that loved ones make contributions in his memory to the Virginia Diabetes Council. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donations page.

We will greatly miss Gary and his service to the Virginia Diabetes Council.

News from the Council

View the latest VDC Newsletter

VDC Annual Report 2016-2017

Are you in the Richmond area? Check out the VDC DSMES ad by watching NBC 12! See the TV Schedule for viewing times.

Are you in the Tidewater area? Check out the VDC DSMES radio ad on WWDE-FM & AM! See the schedule to tune in.

Check out our new Webinars page-includes resources of the latest webinars! Includes resources from the NACDD webinar Medicaid Coverage of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training Part 1 Obtaining Coverage

VDC Advocacy

Please check back for more news on VDC advocacy efforts.

Upcoming Events

VDC General Meeting Webinar - February 16, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm
VDC General Meeting (Face to Face)  - April 20, 2018 from 12:00-4:00pm
VDC General Meeting Webinar -   June 15, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm
VDC General Meeting (Face to Face) - September 20, 2018 from 12:00-4:00pm

Workgroup Conference Calls
Increase Capacity of DSME: Second Monday of each Month from 12:00-1:00pm
Diabetes in Schools: Second Tuesday of each Month from 5:00-6:00pm
Diabetes Prevention: First Quarterly Call January 18, 2018 from 9:00-10:00am
                            Second Quarterly Call July 19, 2018 from 9:00-10:00am

Members, please check your email or contact your workgroup chair for information regarding upcoming calls and events. You may also view our schedule by visiting our Event Calendar.