The Division of Diabetes promotes collaborative strategies for the prevention of diabetes and its complications through an extensive network that includes the Division’s national program office, Model Diabetes Programs and Special Diabetes Program for Indians grantees.
The SDPI is a federal grant program established by Congress in 1997 in response to the growing epidemic of diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These grants provide funding for diabetes treatment and prevention services at IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs. There are currently two major grant components:
Congress established the Model Diabetes Program in 1979 to translate research into diabetes care activities in Native communities and to develop and share strategies for prevention and treatment with other communities. There are 19 programs in 23 different sites in the Indian Health system.
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SDPI continues to demonstrate that Indian health programs are implementing evidence-based interventions to treat and prevent diabetes in ways that significantly reduce the burden of diabetes and its complications for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Read the most recent reports to Congress to find out more.
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