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Director’s Statement
Welcome to the I H S Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention web site. We are currently revising and updating our site so please bear with us.

American Indian and Alaska Native communities suffer a disproportionately high rate of type 2 diabetes when compared with other populations in the U. S. and throughout the world. Although we face significant challenges in dealing with the epidemic of diabetes, there are many new opportunities and strategies that will help all of us strengthen our clinical, public health and community approaches to the problem of diabetes.

-- Kelly Acton, M D, M P H, Director

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The mission of the Indian Health Service (I H S) Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention is to develop, document, and sustain a public health effort to prevent and control diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native peoples.

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What's New

IHS Making Data Count:
Measuring Diabetes and Obesity in the Indian Health System Conference Summary is now available (May 2008).

2nd International Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Forum: International Best Practices
An international conference focused on sharing best practices in etiology, prevention and treatment of diabetes and related conditions among Indigenous people.   more ...
November 17th-19th, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Childhood Obesity/Diabetes Prevention in Indian Country: Making Physical Activity Count!
A national conference focused on children and physical activity, obesity and type 2 diabetes.   more ...
December 2 – 4, 2008
San Diego, CA

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