Knowledge is powerful – to gain the most benefit, knowledge must be translated into practice. This section includes information and resources to help diabetes programs and health care providers sustain, improve and empower public health efforts that are evidence-based.
The IHS Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit is a process to assess care and health outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives with diagnosed diabetes. IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health care facilities nationwide voluntarily participate in this process each year by performing a self-audit of medical records for their patients with diabetes.
Proven methods exist to ease the burden of diabetes and reduce risks for childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and diabetes complications in Native American and Alaska Native communities. The IHS Division of Diabetes spreads this powerful message by publishing magazines, teaching aids and self-care tools. Materials are available for patients, providers, diabetes educators and community leaders.
Recently updated by IHS Division of Diabetes, the Fact Sheets provide information and an overview for each diabetes-related subject.
Energizing ideas and activities from SDPI grant programs across Indian Country that are improving the lives of community members. See how the Tulalip Tribe started a community garden. Shoshone-Paiute got people walking and influenced a nearby restaurant's healthy choices!
Do you need a new idea immediately to help you motivate and educate patients or clients about positive lifestyle choices? Download full-color articles instantly for easy distribution. Online Now – Stories for heart health, weight loss, nutrition and exercise.
Video podcasts are free and portable – just download the files for viewing on your computer or mobile video player. Video podcasting is a great way to share demonstrations of patient care and other guidance for diabetes professionals.
If you're a diabetes educator or health care provider looking for patient education resources to keep your community members energized and interested in healthy living, view the available materials - self-care booklets, magazines, posters and curricula.
This section has links to additional resources from collaborations, partnerships and public health workgroups focused on obesity, type 2 diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes complications.
Presentations about a range of subjects including A1C for diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes, glucose management, preventive care, insulin therapy and addressing complications. For providers, educators and patients with diabetes. Now featuring Wit & Wisdom, all chapters.
All Provider Resources from the Division of Diabetes website are available here. Visit and bookmark this section for clinical guidelines, treatment algorithms, tools and trainings that offer CME/CE credit.
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