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Resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples

NDEP offers a variety of resources relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations with or at risk for diabetes.

American Indian and Alaska Native resources include:

American Indian/Alaska Native Fat and Calorie Counter

Use this Fat and Calorie Counter to help you keep track of the number of fat grams and calories in foods commonly eaten by American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Download the Fat and Calorie Counter

Power to Prevent Diabetes – Tip Sheet

This tip sheet encourages American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes to take small steps to prevent the disease. The tip sheet contains culturally appropriate ideas and information on losing weight by eating healthier and getting more physical activity.

Download the Tip Sheet

Take Care of Your Heart - Manage Your Diabetes – Tip Sheet

This patient education tip sheet for American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes, provides information about the link between diabetes and heart disease and encourages them to manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Each flyer has a record form to enable people with diabetes to keep track of their numbers and work with their health care providers to reach their target goals.

Download the Tip Sheet

We Have the Power (Alaska Native)

This poster provides Alaska Natives with information about small steps they can take to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Download the Poster

We Have the Power (American Indian)

This poster provides American Indians with information about small steps they can take to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Download the Poster

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes is a toolkit to help health care professionals who serve American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples address emotional issues that often accompany diabetes. By using the toolkit, health care professionals will be able to address several psychosocial issues, including depression, self-esteem, anger, and substance use. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials and many tribal nations are represented in the materials.

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes resources include:

Webinar

Living a Balanced Life With Diabetes

This introductory webinar describes how to use the Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes Toolkit to address diabetes and psychosocial issues in American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes.  Speakers: Michelle Owens-Gary, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Shondra McCage, MPH, CHES of the Chickasaw Nation Health System/Diabetes Care System.

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes Webinar

Podcast

Using our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes

Listen to a podcast from the Indian Health Service "Using our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes".


 
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