Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

As part of Diabetes Awareness month, the Nebraska State Capitol was illuminated in blue for a night.
(Photo by Bill Wiley/DHHS)
"Our mission is to reduce the impact of diabetes in Nebraska
by promoting and improving diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management."
Diabetes is:
  • The leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • A major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • The seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
For more information, contact: 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management Programs
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Cassandra Knutson (Prevention) 402-471-0162
Julie Chytil (Self Management) 402-326-2904
1-800-745-9311 (ask for Diabetes Section)