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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 and Improved Online Catalog

New and Improved Online Catalog

Videos, tip sheets, podcasts, books, and more are now available in one place! Find patient education materials and resources offered by the IHS Division of Diabetes in this new, easy-to-use, online system.


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

Thank you to all who attended this year's conference, in-person and via live streaming. Slides from presentations will be posted on the conference website when permitted by presenters, so please check back regularly.

Upcoming Events

SDPI Optional Webinar
December 12th @ 3pm EST
FY 2016 SOS Results and FY 2017 Final Data Submission

Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
January 9th @ 3pm EST
Understanding and Using Clinical Data
Ryan Schupbach, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP, NCPS

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