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Diabetes Prevention & Control
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503

Mary Schneider, BS, REHS
Program Manager
Phone: 907-269-3454
Fax: 907-269-5446

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Erin and Riley Widener fighting to Stop Diabetes!

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for severe health complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and amputations. Fortunately, better health management can help people with diabetes live longer and healthier lives.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services teach participants skills to take ownership of their daily diabetes management, including how to check blood sugar, develop routines to take medication, incorporate healthy eating and activity into daily life, and cope with stress and diabetes distress. Education is provided by a healthcare team trained to help people with diabetes set, reach, and maintain their health goals.

Benefits of DSMES participation can include:

  • Improved hemoglobin A1c levels (the 2-3 month average of blood sugar levels)
  • Improved control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Higher rates of medication adherence
  • Fewer or less severe diabetes-related complications
  • Healthier lifestyle behaviors
  • Decreased health care costs.

DSMES Services in Alaska:


Alaska Regional Hospital

2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-264-1383​

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center
3340 Providence Dr. A Tower Suite A453
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-212-7980
Spanish: Yes

Southcentral Foundation Diabetes Education Program

4320 Diplomacy Drive, Suite 1121
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-729-4380


Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
PO Box 528
Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: 907-543-6049


Tanana Chiefs Conference

Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center
1717 West Cowles Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-451-6682, ext. 3777

Tanana Valley Clinic

Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center
1001 Noble St. Suite 450
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-458-2676
Spanish: Yes


South Peninsula Hospital

Diabetes Education Program
4300 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: 907-235-0311
Spanish: Yes


Bartlett Regional Hospital Diabetes Education Program

3260 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-796-8649


PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center

Diabetes Education Services
3100 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907-228-7685

Ketchikan Indian Community

2960 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907-228-9426

Janai Meyer Nutrition & Lactation, LLC

25 Jefferson Way, Suite 101B
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907-220-9920


Central Peninsula Hospital

Diabetes Care Center
250 Hospital Place
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 907-714-4726


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