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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 – 7 MB]
Download Flipchart – for Online Viewing [PDF – 7 MB]

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes Tip Sheet
Encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes to take small steps to prevent the disease.
Color [PDF-66KB] | Black and White [PDF-577KB]

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes Poster—Alaska Native
Provide Alaska Natives with information about small steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Download [PDF-602KB]

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes Poster—American Indian
Provide American Indians with information about small steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Download [PDF-248KB]

Diabetes Management

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native People
Address the emotional issues that often accompany diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives, including depression and substance use.

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 – 70K] | Order

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes Tip Sheet
These tips help explain the link between diabetes and heart disease, and encourage people to manage their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Download in Color [PDF-375KB] | Black and White [PDF-312KB]

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
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.

Toolkits

Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native People
This toolkit helps health care professionals address psychosocial issues among American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes, such as 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.

Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit
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.

Promotional Materials

Future Generations
Promote this public service announcement (PSA) video about AIAN people taking charge of their diabetes.

Managing Diabetes: Rudy
Hear how Rudy, a member of the Hualupai Tribe in Arizona, took control of his diabetes in this podcast.

Link to additional related resources NDEP has collected on this topic.
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