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Diabetes Prevention & Management Programs

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What is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)?

NDPP is year-long group program, made up of 16 one-hour sessions where you will learn the skills necessary to change behavior and follow a healthier lifestyle. Followed by monthly sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach. You will discuss healthy eating, physical activity, stress-reduction, problem-solving, and other life skills to help you live a longer and healthier life. The program has been able to help dedicated individuals lose 7% of their body weight. You can learn more about this program at the National Diabetes Information Clearing House.

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What is a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program?

DSME is a program where people with diabetes obtain knowledge and life skills needed to change their behavior in a group setting. This program helps diabetics self-manage their disease and any other related conditions.  The purpose of this program is improve the well-being of the person taking the program and provide them with a higher quality of life through informed decision-making about diabetes, improved self-care behavior, and have the skills necessary to problem-solve and actively collaborate with their health care team.

What types of DSME Programs are available in Alaska?

Alaska has three different types of DSME Programs.
1.  Stanford Curriculum
2.  Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Curriculum 
3.  American Indian/Alaska Native-specific DSME Curriculum,
     Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)

Where can I find Diabetes Self-Management Education and/or Prevention Programs in Alaska
Diabetes Management and Prevention Programs in Alaska

Anchorage

Barrow

Bethel

Copper Center

Dillingham

Fairbanks

Fort Yukon

Homer

Juneau

Kake

Kenai

Ketchikan

King Cove

  • Eastern Aleutian Islands Association - Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)
    Contact: Douglas Finney
    Phone: 907-497-4053

Kodiak

Kotzebue

Mentasta

Metlakatla

  • Metlakatla Indian Community - Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)
    Contact: Judy Leisholm
    Phone: 907-886-7946

Ninilchik

Nome

Prince of Wales

Saint Paul

Seward

Sitka

Soldotna

Wasilla

Where can I find more information about specific DSME Programs in Alaska?
  • AI/AN-specific DSME Curriculum
    • Please contact the ANTHC Diabetes Program | E-mail: AKA-DIAB@anthc.org | Phone:   907-729-1900 or 855-882-6842

To learn more contact: Diabetes@alaska.gov