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Resources for Diabetes


Cimarron Medical Informatics (Cimarron)
Karen Mundy (505) 865-6548 (karen@mundy.com)
Dorothy Russell (520) 743-3275 (druss4440@aol.com)

Cimarron is a telecommunications company that specializes in RPMS software development. These two individuals provide telephone and remote assistance for the diabetes case management system, medication updates, laboratory taxonomies and unidirectional laboratory interface support for RPMS.

Diabetes Case Management Demonstration Project
Monica Giotta, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. (760) 703-1136 (mgiotta@cox.net)

Ms. Giotta has worked in diabetes for 18 years and is an expert in medical nutrition therapy. Ms. Giotta provides remote and telephone assistance using the RPMS diabetes management systems and case management. Ms. Giotta makes on-site visits to SDPI grantees to expand diabetes case management activities using their RPMS registries for program planning. She will assist grantees with ADA/IHS recognition process and provide expertise on diabetes team building to improve systems of care. In 2007, Ms. Giotta's scope was expanded to provide technical assistance to include the GPRA clinical measures.

Jamie Sweet, MSN, PHN, RN, (612) 418-1799 (jamiesdiabetes@gmail.com)

Ms. Sweet's family is Anishinaabe from Minnesota. Her father was an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe- the land of Wild Rice (Manoomin)!

Before moving to California, she worked with a small Ojibwe tribe on the Northern-most tip of Wisconsin as their Community Health Administrator-and  was very involved with many community health initiatives, Her favorites were the SDPI project and expanding their AmeriCorps community garden and Nookwezigan (Medicine garden) in front of the Red Cliff Health Center.

In California, Sweet designed and implemented  the Diabetes Prevention Program for Chapa-de, and assisted the Sacramento Native American Health Center with a Case Management community assessment. 
Jamie's background in Public Health makes her excited about the community-based care that tribal and urban programs offer.  She is honored to be a part of the SDPI programs and to work with others who understand that community is an inseparable part of individual health.

Indian Health Service Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Ray Shields, M.D. (360) 671-8554 (rayshields@msn.com)

Dr. Ray Shields has a contract with the National IHS Diabetes Program. Dr. Shields is an expert in diabetes and the annual diabetes audit. He reviews and cleans the diabetes data sent by the health care programs and then sends this information to the national diabetes statistician. Dr. Shields is available via telephone or email for questions about the annual diabetes audit.  For more information (instructions, forms, training, etc.) about the annual IHS Diabetes Audit, see the IHS Division of Diabetes and Treatment website, www.diabetes.ihs.gov and click on “Audit”.

CAN-DO Conference Call Presentations


November 14, 2012 – The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PDF 202KB)


February 2, 2011 - Components of a Great Diabetes Program (PDF 1.4MB)

August 17, 2010 - Introduction with Cultural Humility in Indian Country (PDF 232KB)

November 10, 2009 - Holistic view of Diabetes Care (PDF 250KB)



Indian Health Service Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention is the federal agency maintaining the National Diabetes Program.  This website contains IHS Diabetes Standards of Care, diabetes education resources, nutrition information, reports to Congress, links to trainings, and many additional resources.

Indian Health Diabetes Algorithm Cards The Indian Health Diabetes Algorithm Cards were developed to provide clinicians with a quick reference to treatment algorithms based on national guidelines and the IHS Standards of Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Indian Health Service Diabetes Best Practices offers approaches from the Indian Health Service that everyone in a clinical and community settings can use to improve diabetes care including successful diabetes prevention, treatment, and education practices.

The Eagle Books: Stories about Growing Strong and Preventing Diabetes remind children of the wisdom of the traditional ways and to learn from their elders about staying healthy and preventing illnesses including diabetes.

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is an association of health care professionals who provide care or education to patients with diabetes. This website has an introduction to the organization, a local chapter finder, scholarship and grant information, government resources, and continuing education information.

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is the leading diabetes research, information, and advocacy organization in the United States. The ADA has a section specifically for health care professionals, which contains clinical practice recommendations, information on research programs, upcoming meetings and events, and professional publications and journals.

California Diabetes Program Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov contains many resources for diabetes care and screening.  They are primarily funded through the Centers for Disease Control.

National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)  Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  offers CDE credential and certification process information on their website. Here you will find eligibility requirements, examination details, and exam preparation information.

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