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Special Diabetes Program for Indians

Photos of SDPI Grant Programs and community members.

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, funds for diabetes treatment and prevention to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the United States.

SDPI Updates

"Wit and Wisdom" is Back - Updated Book Now Available!

"Wit and Wisdom" is Back – Updated Book Now Available!

Join Barbara Mora (Paiute/Diné) as she takes you on her emotional journey with diabetes through a cultural perspective. This re-printed book is updated with stories and pictures, and is sure to be a favorite to share with friends and family. Order yours today!


FY 2017 Annual Progress Report Now Available!

Information, instructions, and documents for the required FY 2017 Annual Progress Report submission are now available. This report is due for SDPI Community-Directed grantees by March 31, 2018.


New SDPI Fact Sheet Infographic!

New SDPI Fact Sheet Infographic! [PDF – 776 KB]

See how SDPI has helped changed the course of diabetes over the past 20 years by reducing diabetes and its costly complications. Share with others today!


2017 Diabetes in Indian Country Registration Site

2017 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference

Did you miss the conference? Get the highlights, presentation slides, and watch selected presentation recordings.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
February 22nd @ 2pm EST
Breastfeeding: How Infants Learn to Feed
Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

SDPI General Q&A
February 15th @ 3pm EST

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