Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives

NDEP has diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. These resources can be used by community health workers, diabetes educators, and health care providers to meet the needs of this audience.

Diabetes Prevention

The Road to Health – Blaze Your Own Trail to Healthy Living Flipchart
A flipchart for Community Health Representatives working with people at risk for type 2 diabetes in the American Indian community. The flipchart is culturally adapted for American Indian people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes and includes key type 2 diabetes prevention messages.
Download Flipchart – Professional Print Version pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]
Download Flipchart – for Online Viewing pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]

Diabetes Management

American Indian/Alaska Native Fat and Calorie Counter
Help people with diabetes keep track of their fat and calorie intake from foods commonly eaten by American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Download pdf icon[PDF – 70K]

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Lifeexternal icon
Help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is especially useful for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.


Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkitexternal icon
The information and materials in this toolkit from the Indian Health Service provide keys to success and lessons learned from 38 diabetes prevention programs addressing the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Link to additional related resources NDEP has collected on this topic.
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Page last reviewed: November 20, 2017