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

Julie Shasteen, PhD
Program Manager
E-mail: Diabetes@alaska.gov
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:

Anchorage

  • 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

Bethel

  • Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
    YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
    PO Box 528
    Bethel, AK 99559
    Phone: 907-543-6049

Fairbanks

  • 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

Homer

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

Juneau

  • Bartlett Regional Hospital Diabetes Education Program
    3260 Hospital Drive
    Juneau, AK 99801
    Phone: 907-796-8649

Ketchikan

  • 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

Soldotna

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

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FREE Online Diabetes Self-Management Program

Alaska’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with Omada Health to offer a FREE online Diabetes Self-Management Program to all eligible Alaska adults.

Omada Health provides a digital lifestyle change program that inspires healthy habits that last. Participants get their own:

Omada Health - Free online Diabetes Prevention program for eligible Alaskan adults: https://go.omadahealth.com/alaska
  • Interactive program
  • Wireless smart scale
  • Weekly online lessons
  • Professional health coach
  • Support from a small group of your peers
  • It’s a personalized approach designed to help you reduce your risk for managing type 2 diabetes.

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

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For more information, contact: Diabetes@alaska.gov