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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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


Curricula Developed by the IHS Division of Diabetes

Balancing Your Life and Diabetes – This core diabetes curriculum, developed by the IHS Division of Diabetes, provides information and lessons plans about type 2 diabetes, diabetes self-management and general healthy lifestyle practices. This comprehensive curriculum addresses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov . Order a copy from the Online Catalog.

Balancing Your Food Choices: Nutrition and Diabetes – A supplement to the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum that addresses nutrition and diabetes. This supplement is intended for use with the BYLD Curriculum. Order a copy from the Online Catalog.

Beautiful Beginnings: Pregnancy and Diabetes – A supplement to the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum that addresses pregnancy and diabetes, including pre-gestational and gestational diabetes. This supplement is intended for use with the BYLD Curriculum. Order a copy from the Online Catalog.

Curricula Developed in Collaboration

Honor the Gift of Food – This workbook can help individuals and their families choose food for good health, save money when buying foods and try recipes that are low in fat and sugar. Note: originally developed by the Portland Area Diabetes Program in cooperation with the Northwest Indian College Nutrition Assistant Program and recently updated by the Division of Diabetes. The material was originally adapted from Eating Right is Basic Program materials, Washington State Cooperative Extension Services, USDA. Order a copy from the Online Catalog.

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) Program – This curriculum is for use by teachers and other educators working with children and youth in grades K–12. This curriculum is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The curriculum was developed through collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, American Indian Tribal Colleges, and the IHS Division of Diabetes.

The curricula:

  • Were written and reviewed by health care professionals from IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health care settings with expertise in diabetes treatment, prevention and education.
  • Include teaching outlines and lessons, visual aids and resource directories.
  • Are easily adaptable to suit individual patient and local community needs.

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