As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
March 24 is Diabetes Alert! Day
Diabetes Alert! Day is the fourth Tuesday in March and an ideal time to assess your risk for diabetes. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being obese or overweight, living a sedentary lifestyle, and having a family history of diabetes. Diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, not smoking, and exercising regularly. To learn your risk for type 2 diabetes, take the Diabetes Risk Test today.