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The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program focuses on:

  • Monitoring the burden of Diabetes in Alaska
  • Providing education and information to the Alaskan public
  • Developing community-based Diabetes programs throughout Alaska
  • Translating research into clinical practice by helping provide professional educational programs
  • Partnering with other organizations to provide resources to Alaskans

Diabetes News & Announcements

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

This is a great time to focus on your feet and how to keep them healthy.

Be sure to “Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime!” This is a link to a booklet which provides simple instructions on how to perform daily foot checks and lower your chance of getting diabetes-related foot problems. According to the 2015 Joslin Clinical Guidelines, patients with Types 1 and 2 Diabetes without complications, should conduct a foot screening at the time of diagnosis and at least once a year. If you are a diabetic patient at higher risk for foot problems because: you smoke, have vascular insufficiency, neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, history of ulcers or amputations, structural deformities, infections, skin/nail abnormalities, are on anticoagulation therapy, cannot see, feel, or reach your feet, then please contact your healthcare provider. If you need to find a podiatrist (foot doctor) near you, please visit

Diabetes Alert is in March, but you can learn more every day of the year.

  1. First – Take the Diabetes Risk Test
  2. Second – If you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, take small steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Third – Inform others! Events in Anchorage

2015 Diabetes Alert Day News: Mother works toward diabetes prevention after daughter's own diagnosis - KTUU story

Healthcare Providers

We understand the need for resources to help inform patients about Diabetes, and their risk.

Do you know the American Medical Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a toolkit to help prevent Diabetes. Find out more!

There are Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) available in Alaska. One of the barriers for DPP is outreach to eligible clients. We need providers to actively refer to this program. Find out more…

We know enrollment of DPP among women with or without a history of gestational diabetes is effective in preventing diabetes long-term. Find out more…

When referring your client, take into consideration the risk-benefit for the individual client. Studies show DPP to be effective, however the degree of effect varies depending on the individual client and variation of risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Find out more…

We have diabetes self-management programs available throughout the state. 

People with diabetes and/or other chronic diseases can:

Information from the CDC

Health Fairs in your Community

Diabetes affects all

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