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Diabetes Prevention and Control

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Contact us:

Nelly Ayala, RN MSN
Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Manager
Phone: 907-269-8035
Fax: 907-269-5446

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The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program focuses on:

  • Monitoring the burden of Diabetes in Alaska
  • Providing education and information to the Alaskan public
  • Developing community-based Diabetes programs throughout Alaska
  • Translating research into clinical practice by helping provide professional educational programs
  • Partnering with other organizations to provide resources to Alaskans

Diabetes News & Announcements

October 2015

Diabetes Events for October>

October is:

  • National Dental Hygiene Month – When you have diabetes, high blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body — including your teeth and gums. The good news? Prevention is in your hands. Learn what you're up against, and then take charge of your dental health.
  • National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month – Diabetes has been shown to increase the risk for depression. Have you received the patient health questionnaire 9 or PHQ-9 to screen you for depression. If not, provide this information for your health care provider. Learn more here>

Healthcare Providers

We understand the need for resources to help inform patients about Diabetes, and their risk.

Do you know the American Medical Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a toolkit to help prevent Diabetes. Find out more!

There are Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) available in Alaska. One of the barriers for DPP is outreach to eligible clients. We need providers to actively refer to this program. Find out more…

We know enrollment of DPP among women with or without a history of gestational diabetes is effective in preventing diabetes long-term. Find out more…

When referring your client, take into consideration the risk-benefit for the individual client. Studies show DPP to be effective, however the degree of effect varies depending on the individual client and variation of risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Find out more…

We have diabetes self-management programs available throughout the state. 

People with diabetes and/or other chronic diseases can:

Information from the CDC

Health Fairs in your Community

Diabetes affects all

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