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

Mary Schneider, BS, REHS
Program Manager
E-mail: Diabetes@alaska.gov
Phone: 907-269-3454
Fax: 907-269-5446

Diabetes Prevention Programs (prediabetes)​​ 

	 Prediabetes Diagram from CDC Infographic on Prediabetes
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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:

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

4951 Business Park Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-743-7200

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
907-335-7582

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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FREE Online Diabetes Prevention Program​

Alaska’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with 

Omada Health 

to offer, FREE for all eligible adult Alaska residents, an online Diabetes Prevention Program.

Omada Health provides a digital lifestyle change program that inspires healthy habits that last. It combines:

  • Ongoing support with the latest technology so you can make
    • small, meaningful changes
    • to the way you eat, move, sleep, and manage stress.
  • It’s a personalized approach designed to help you reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Find out if you’re eligible for this FREE program today!​

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FREE Telephonic Diabetes Prevention Program

Alaska’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with 

InquisitHealth

to offer a FREE, telepho​nic Diabetes Prevention Program for all eligible adult Alaskans.
To find out if you’re eligible, text “HEALTH” to 600400.

This service, called the PreventT2 Diabetes Prevention Program, will help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress.

InquisitHealth FREE telephonic diabetes prevention program

Participants will receive the following:

  • A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
  • One-on-one phone consultation with a trained mentor who leads each consultation
  • Year-long weekly consultations with a mentor for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the next six months
  • Support from others like you as you learn new skills

Join this program so you can feel better and keep doing the things you love.

As a reminder, text “HEALTH” to 600400 to find out if you’re eligible for this FREE program 

or

Contact Leslie Shallcross at 907-242-6138 or lashallcross@alaska.edu.

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This program is in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

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