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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

New Video! Changing the Course of Diabetes in Indian Country

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)

Changing the Course of Diabetes in Indian Country Video

Save the Date!
2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
August 6-9, 2019 | Oklahoma City Conference Center | Oklahoma City, OK
More information coming soon!

Save the Date! 2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference

FY 2019 Continuation Application Now Available!

Information, instructions, and documents for the required FY 2019 Continuation Application are now available. This application is due for SDPI Community-Directed grantees by September 2, 2018.

NEW Best Practice for FY 2019: Hepatitis C Screening!

A new clinical Best Practice has been added for your consideration towards the SDPI FY 2019 Continuation Application. Check it out!

Find Tools for Diabetes Educators!

Find Tools for Diabetes Educators!

See what the IHS Division of Diabetes has to offer for those who provide diabetes education. Find Guides for Diabetes Programs, Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit, Program Spotlights, and more!

"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!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
August 14th @ 3 pm EDT
Supporting Expectant Moms with Diabetes
Cassandra Vanderpool, MS, RDN, LD
New Mexico State University Extension Diabetes Coordinator

SDPI General Q&A
August 16th @ 3pm EDT

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