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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 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 a FREE online Diabetes Prevention 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 developing type 2 diabetes.

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

Health care providers and potential participants who want to learn more about the evidence behind the Omada Health Diabetes Prevention Program can view a recorded webinar presented by Omada Health’s Dr. Michael Turken, MD, MPH. Download the slide deck here.

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FREE Telephonic Diabetes Prevention Program

Alaska’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with InquisitHealth to offer a FREE, telephonic Diabetes Prevention Program for all eligible adult Alaskans.

There are several ways to find out if you’re eligible:

If the form or texts do not work for you, please contact Leslie Shallcross at the phone number or email above.

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

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

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

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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