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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

May is Mom’s Month!
Women's Health Week is May 10-16, 2015!

Help Moms with a History of Gestational Diabetes Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes by Keeping Up Healthy Habits.

As we celebrate Women's Health Week (May 10–16), the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and the State of Alaska wants all mothers with gestational diabetes and a history of gestational diabetes to learn about their lifelong risk for getting type 2 diabetes. The NDEP has resources to help these women take steps now to stay healthy and delay or prevent type 2 diabetes later in life.

You can also take a look at Alaska Resources available to you!

Continue to Promote
Diabetes Awareness Throughout May!

The month of May offers a variety of opportunities to raise awareness about diabetes prevention and management. In observance of Older Americans Month, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and Healthy Vision Month, the NDEP encourages you to share helpful and practical diabetes resources for older adults and Asian-American Pacific Islanders, and increase awareness about diabetic eye disease.

Share more resources about diabetes and vision. NDEPs Healthy Eyes Matter has been reviewed for plain language principles. The Working Together to Manage Diabetes is a toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD) providers.

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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