Promoting better health for Durham adults living with type 2 diabetes.

DATA Now Providing Free Transit to Farmers' Market

DATA is providing a new service to help residents access fresh, healthy foods. The free shuttle to the Farmer's Market will run Saturdays every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 11:45 a.m., July 19 to August 23.

Riders can catch the bus at Durham Station, 515 W. Pettigrew St. to the Durham Farmers’ Market on Foster St. The shuttle will be a Bull City Connector bus designated with a “SPECIAL” head sign. Riders will be able to track the shuttle through GoLive

Mini-Grant Applications Due July 31

The DDC is offering community mini-grant opportunities with funding amounts ranging from $500 to $2500. The next deadline is July 31, 2014. Projects applying for this grant must reflect the mission of the DDC and be designed to prevent, guide, or motivate people living with diabetes or at-risk for diabetes to live healthier and prevent the disabling complications or death from diabetes.

To apply, fill out the mini-grant application and send to Tainayah Thomas at or fax (919) 560-7373.

For more information, visit our Mini-Grants and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

It is strongly recommended that you the following pre-application webinar: Saturday, July 19, 2014 @11:00am

DDC Reunion Kits Now Available

In an effort to educate Durham County adults and their extended families, DDC has created a packet of educational materials, “Family, Food and Facts: An Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes.” to be used this summer at family reunions. Each packet includes information sheets, alternative recipe ideas, a diabetes risk test and a DVD with a mixture of educational videos and informational segments from the DDC’s TV show, “Living Healthy.”

Visit our YouTube channel for the Family Reunion Kit video playlist.

For a family reunion packet or additional information, contact Chasity Newkirk at (919) 560-7769 or

Living Healthy Episode 8 Now Available!

The eighth episode of the DDC television series, "Living Healthy" is now available. This episode features the Community Health Coalition, tips for eating healthy when dining out, the A Healthier Durham challenge, ways to remember when to take medications, diabetes myths and a Durham resident living with diabetes.

You have many options to watch including- 7pm nightly on local Durham government access channel, Durham Television Network, on our TV show page or on our YouTube channel.

Durham Diabetes Coalition Interest Survey

We want to know what types of information and services that you and your community need. Please take this short survey to let us know what types of diabetes programs and activities interest you. Thank you for your feedback!