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Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
Know your score.
Take the diabetes risk test.

2018 Diabetes Awareness Month - Diagnosed, Blamed, Shamed, Awakened: diabetes.org/everydayreality 

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Contact us:

E-mail: diabetes@alaska.gov
Phone: 907-269-8035
Fax: 907-269-5446

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Diabetes News & Announcements

November is Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Did you know? Someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds. Each one of those people has a story. Learn more about the everyday reality of diabetes. 
    ​#EverydayReality​
  • A​re you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take the test>

  • Enroll in the FREE on-line diabetes prevention program: TurnAround Health! Alaska residents with prediabetes can take advantage of a FREE 1 year subscription using PROMO Code: Alaska49. Download the flyer, or  SIGN UP Today!

    You may have PREDIABETES and NOT EVEN KNOW it...
       
    • 1 in 3 U.S. adults has prediabetes. 9 out of 10 adults with prediabetes don't even know they have it.
    • Are you at risk for prediabetes and diabetes? Take the test>​
    Do you have DIABETES? You can learn how to manage your disease...
              
    • Diabetes can result in many serious health problems including kidney disease, nerve damage, blindness, skin conditions, high blood pressure, and stroke. 
    • Attend Diabetes Self-Management classes to learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes, how to feel better, and avoid complications.

    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

    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


    To learn more contact: diabetes@alaska.gov

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