The IHS Division of Diabetes promotes collaborative strategies for the prevention of diabetes and its complications through the network of Area Diabetes Consultants and Model Diabetes Programs.
The Model Diabetes Programs were established by the National Commission on Diabetes in 1979 and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 1976. These programs were designed to develop effective approaches to diabetes care, provide diabetes education, and translate and develop new approaches to diabetes control. The 19 Model Diabetes Programs at 23 different sites in the Indian Health system have made significant contributions, including state-of-the-art comprehensive, clinical diabetes care through a multidisciplinary approach; diabetes education and nutritional counseling services; professional education; diabetes prevention activities in communities; support and technical assistance; development and testing of education materials; and scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Model Diabetes Programs Directory [PDF - 31 KB]