About DECM

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands (DECM) was created in 1984 by a group of health care professionals and several Omaha hospitals. Today our staff consists of nurses, dietitians, and consulting endocrinologists who work together to help educate and empower people living with diabetes.

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Since 1989, DECM has been nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for providing comprehensive education and training for persons with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. In fact, DECM was the first diabetes education program in Nebraska to be recognized by the ADA as meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education.

Our programs are funded by donations from generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. DECM is also supported by purchases made from the Diabetes Supply Center of the Midlands. DECM is not affiliated with United Way/CHAD and receives no funding from the ADA or the JDRF.


Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands is a community based, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of diabetic individuals and their families by empowering them through health education to take charge of their lives.