January 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

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Location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Join the meeting here. Attendees who wish to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

Please note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services system, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and Human Services System is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551.

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. October 22, 2020, Meeting Minutes
  4. American Diabetes Association’s 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
  5. COVID-19 Preparedness and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  6. Texas Vendor Drug Program Formulary Changes
  7. Diversity in Diabetes
  8. Texas Diabetes Council Social Media
  9. Overview of Consensus Statement on U.S. Health Care Reform for People with Diabetes
  10. 2021 Legislative Priorities
  11. State Agency Representatives
  12. Workgroups
  13. Announcements
  14. Public Comment
  15. Next Meeting
  16. Adjourn

The Council may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Health and Human Services (HHS) System welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the Texas Diabetes Council. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment by emailing diabetes@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 pm on January 26, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Council.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment and information about joining the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 pm on January 26, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen as well as your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and whom they are speaking on behalf of. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to diabetes@dshs.texas.gov immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Ashley Doyle at diabetes@dshs.texas.gov or leave a message at (512) 776-2883. Due to COVID-19, staff are working remotely and will return your call within one business day.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Ashley Doyle at diabetes@dshs.texas.gov or (512)776-2883 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.