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Program Contacts

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 Prevention Programs (prediabetes)​​ 

	 Prediabetes Diagram from CDC Infographic on Prediabetes
  • Find out now if you are likely to have prediabetes with a quick 1-minute quiz

If you have prediabetes, getting type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a sure thing. In fact, prediabetes can often be reversed! Joining a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program can give you the tools to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your overall health, and help you feel more energetic.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.

The lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class, and it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results.

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In-person Diabetes Prevention Programs in Alaska:

Bartlett Regional Hospital

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service

Tanana District Office
1000 University Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 907-474-2426
Mat-Su/Copper River District Office
1509 S. Georgeson Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: 907-745-3551

YMCA of Anchorage

5353 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: 907-563-3211 Ext: 104

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

508 Upland St.
Kenai, AK 99611

Ketchikan Indian Community

2960 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907-228-9428

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center
1717 West Cowles St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-451-6682 Ext: 3768

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Online Diabetes Prevention Programs

Diabetes Prevention Programs are also available online. View the CDC’s list of online programs​ to find one that fits your needs.

Telephonic Diabetes Prevention Program

The State of Alaska’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is partnering with the National Association of Councils on Development Disabilities and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service to pilot a telephonic diabetes prevention program. This program is available free of charge to Alaska residents.

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