Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)
In response to the diabetes epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Congress established the SDPI grant programs in 1997. This $150 million annual grant program, coordinated by IHS Division of Diabetes with guidance from the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, provides funds for diabetes treatment and prevention to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the United States.
Eleven new and revised Diabetes Education Lesson Plans which include educator resources and participant materials. The lesson plans are designed for individual or group sessions and facilitate the knowledge and skills development necessary for diabetes self-care.
Great news! Decrease in diabetes prevalence in AI/AN adults [PDF]
The prevalence of diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults has decreased significantly. Free full text article: Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native adults, 2006–2017. [PDF]
Information, instructions, and documents for the required 2021 Continuation Application are now available.
Check out and share this new video, produced in collaboration with ADA TV. It highlights SDPI and the remarkable improvements that are changing the course of diabetes in Indian Country. Dedicated to all SDPI grantees and featuring the Chickasaw Nation Diabetes Program, the video premiered at the 78th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, June 22–26, 2018. (Running time: 5:40)
Find culturally relevant and easy-to-use materials for providers, patients, and clients. Materials are free to order, or to download and print.
SDPI Optional Webinar
September 30th @ 3pm EDT
SOS Individual Tools for RKM Data Submission
Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
October 20th @ 2pm EDT
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Infant Outcomes and Breastfeeding in this Emergency
Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Division of Neonatology, Connecticut Childrens’ Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Associate Editor, Journal of Human Lactation
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