U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Quick Guide Cards

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Patient Education icon
For Patient Education:

Presidential challenge Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Tools to help you get fit, including a BMI calculator and 10 ideas to get active.
About BMI for Adults Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Information about healthy weight for adults, including a BMI calculator and graph.

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For Professionals:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – “The Practical Guide Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults”.  View pages 16 and 17 for a treatment algorithm.
BMI Calculator Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - Calculates BMI and provides the corresponding BMI weight status category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.
BMI table Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - Use this table to calculate BMI; measures given in inches and pounds.
Reference curves for skinfolds for US adolescents and children [PDF - 233KB]

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For Diabetes Programs:

Standards of Care and Clinical Practice Recommendations: Type 2 Diabetes – These guidelines have helped health care professionals provide excellence in diabetes care to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Diabetes Prevention Program Manual Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Review curriculum materials used by the Demonstration Project Grants.

Overview How To Other Resources

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov