Division of endocrinology

Endocrinology - Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina

Diabetes Initiative of  South Carolina
Kathie L. Hermayer, MD, MS
Board Chair

John Bruch, MD
Vice Chair

Please send inquiries to:
Julie Benke-Bennett (
Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 816
MSC 624
Charleston, SC 29425-6240
Phone (843) 876-0968       Fax (843) 876-0998


The purpose of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (DSC) is to develop and implement a comprehensive statewide plan of community outreach programs, health professional education, and diabetes surveillance. The goal is to provide the tools for management of the disease in order to reduce severe complications and cost burdens for South Carolinians who suffer from diabetes mellitus. The Initiative represents a unique melding of private, state, and federal resources and agencies toward this common goal. Nationally, South Carolina has a leading program which coordinates public efforts in the identification and management of this incurable chronic disease.

The Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (DSC) was created by legislative action and signed into law by the Governor of South Carolina in July, 1994. The law established a Board of Directors with members appointed by the top officials of key organizations with an interest in diabetes and its complications. The Board has met quarterly since its beginning. 

Click here for
DSC Board & Council
Meeting Dates and Handouts



SC Guidelines for Diabetes Care - 2013

The SC Guidelines for Diabetes Care were adopted by the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina on September 2, 2011, and released during the 17th Annual Diabetes Fall Symposium for Primary Health Care Professionals
on Thursday, September 15, 2011.  
Updated 1/15/13.




Professional Education Opportunities

2015 Diabetes Strategies
for the 21st Century

February 3 & 4, 2015
North Charleston Convention Center

Click here for program brochure

Click here to download the program syllabus (Available by 1/28/15)

Online registration available at http:www.musc.edu/strategies/onlineregistration

13th Annual
Chronic Disease Prevention Symposium

March 13 - 14, 2015
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Hotel and Convention Center

For more information, contact Sarah Smith, MAT, RD, LD, CDE
(803) 898-1646 or smithsp@dhec.sc.gov

Click here for program brochure

Community Events

Reports & Data

 2012 Burden of Diabetes
in South Carolina


2009 Burden of Diabetes
in South Carolina

PowerPoint Slides(6.5 MB)

DSC Annual Reports
(1995 - 2013)

SC Acute Inpatient Glycemic
Management Survey

***PowerPoint presentation***

2013 Diabetes Fact Sheet

ADA Standards of Care

for Diabetes

10 Year Strategic Plan

Vocational Rehabilitation
**Statistical Data for Diabetes Disability
(3rd quarter 2013)

The State of Diabetes
in South Carolina

An Evaluation of the First Ten Year Strategic Plan of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (2011)

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning
SC Health Professions
Data Book

Diabetes Resources

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