We want to collaborate with you!


We want to collaborate with you!

We encourage your participation in our critical work by joining us to donate your time, expertise, and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of those affected by diabetes. Virginia Diabetes Council has four distinct focus groups you can join — Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes in Schools, Advocacy, and Increasing DSME Capacity.


Diabetes Prevention

This group works to improve public competency to reduce personal risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes by increasing awareness about prediabetes, risk factors for, and consequences of diabetes. In addition, we work to increase awareness of lifestyle change programs to the public and providers across Virginia.

To learn more, please email Tanya Henderson at [email protected].

Diabetes in Schools

Help provide documents such as the Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan, ensuring standardized care for children with diabetes in school systems across Virginia. Members would also speak with legislators and institutional leaders to support policies and laws that focus on students with diabetes.
Ready to get started? Contact Jackie McManemin at [email protected]

Living with Diabetes

Also known as Diabetes Self Management. If you were to join this focus group, your priority would be improving program availability and sustainability of diabetes across the state, as well as awareness of diabetes management to all Virginians.

Join us today! For more information, email Susan De Abate at [email protected]


The newly-formed Advocacy Committee is just getting underway! For more information, please contact Becky Bowers-Lanier at [email protected]

Become a Virginia Diabetes Council volunteer!

The Virginia Diabetes Council’s mission is to raise awareness, build collaboration and promote excellence in education and treatment of diabetes in Virginia. To join our efforts, please complete our VDC Volunteer Application and email your completed form to [email protected]