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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

November 2015

Diabetes Events for November>
It's time to Eat Well, America! #EatWellAmerica


  • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Don’t be a statistic, join the on-line program ALIVE-PD! (Free 1 year subscription).
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.

November is:

  • American Diabetes Month – The American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes! Check out resources in your area on our Living Well Alaska web page or on the American Diabetes Association of Alaska website.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month – One of the most common diseases is diabetic retinopathy. Having diabetes places you at higher risk for diabetic retinopathy. We recommend seeing an eye doctor at least once a year. What is diabetic retinopathy?
  • November 14th is World Diabetes Day

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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