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Diabetes Prevention


Healthy eating, regular physical activity, and reducing weight can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Required Key Measure

Must be reported by grantees that select this Best Practice.

Number and percent of adults and/or youth in your Target Group who participate in a diabetes prevention program that addresses: 1) nutrition, 2) physical activity, and 3) weight loss.*
* The program activities/services must address all 3 components

  • Improvement: Increasing the number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who achieve this measure shows improvement.
  • Timeframe: The timeframe for collecting data on the Required Key Measure will be January 1st to December 31st.
  • Data Collection: For more information on data collection and reporting, see the SDPI Outcomes System (SOS).

Target Group Guidance

Select your Target Group* from adults and/or youth who are at risk for developing diabetes
* Excludes individuals who are pregnant and/or have diagnosed diabetes.

You are required to report Required Key Measure data for one Target Group for your selected Best Practice. A Target Group is the largest number of patients/participants that your grant program can realistically serve. The following should be considered in selecting your Target Group:

  1. The size and characteristics (e.g., ages, health status, settings) of the community or patient population that you are going to draw your Target Group from
  2. Intensity of the activities/services you plan to do
  3. SDPI funding and other resources available to provide activities/services

For information and examples on selecting a Target Group, see the SDPI Diabetes Best Practice and Target Group recorded webinar.

Resources and Tools

Below are selected resources and tools specific to this Best Practice. Other helpful resources may be found in the Diabetes-related Education, Nutrition Education, and Physical Activity Education Best Practices. Additional resources that may be useful for all Best Practices can be found in the SDPI Best Practice Resources.

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Indian Health Service

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Diabetes Association

The Indian Health Service does not endorse any of the products provided in the Diabetes Best Practice Resources and Tools nor can we transfer the license to any third party.

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases