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
-- Kelly Acton, M D, M P H, Director
IHS Making Data Count:
Measuring Diabetes and Obesity in the Indian Health System
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.
December 2 – 4, 2008
San Diego, CA