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SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Blood Sugar Rising--South Dakotans & Diabetes

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Dietician Morgan Van Der Zee discusses diet and diabetes.

In support of National Diabetes Month, South Dakota FOCUS shares stories from across the state about individuals and organizations working to help those with Type 2 diabetes better manage their disease, including during the difficulties presented by COVID19, through food choices, exercise and medication, Thursday, November 19, at 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1 and

Highlighted in the program are:

  • Tanja Cutting, MS, RD, CDE, LN – Dietician & Diabetes Educator, Community Health Center of the Black Hills
  • Dr. Susan Hoover – Infectious Disease Specialist, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls
  • Horizon Health Care, Huron
  • Dr. Sonalika Khachikian – Endocrinologist, Monument Health, Rapid City
  • Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition
  • Madison Regional Hospital Diabetes Education Team
  • Mary Oyos, RN, MS – Diabetes Program Manager, Avera McKennan
  • Morgan Vander Zee, RDN – Dietician & Health Promotions Specialist, Falls Community Health, Sioux Falls

For more local stories and resources about diabetes in South Dakota, see: