We work with Tribal Nations to implement evidence-based diabetes prevention programs, resulting in nearly 400 programs that enhanced diabetes care and education and established innovative and culturally appropriate strategies to combat the diabetes epidemic. These include:
- The National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Change Program focuses on healthy eating and physical activity. It has been shown to reduce the risk of prediabetes progressing to type 2 diabetes. Learn more about this program.
- The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program (DSMES) provides an evidence-based foundation to empower people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities. This includes helping the person with diabetes develop problem-solving skills and attain ongoing decision-making support to successfully manage their diabetes on their own. The DSMES toolkit provides resources and tools in one place to assist with the development, promotion, implementation, and sustainability of activities that allow individuals to successfully self-manage their disease. It is a cost-effective tool proven to have a positive impact on eating patterns, activity levels, and improved quality of life.
- Congressional Research Service Report on Special Diabetes Programs – January 2020