Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS)
Diabetes and our "First Americans" have long been a priority of the NIDDK. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), one of our most compelling studies, involved American Indians at Tribal sites in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as urban American Indians who participated at nearly every DPP clinical site across the country, and gave us dramatic results for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Results from this landmark clinical trial showed that making modest lifestyle changes, such as losing a small amount of weight and being physically active, can lead to big rewards - the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes and Science Education in American Indian Schools: Planning Grant Technical Workshop
The Diabetes and Science Education in American Indian Schools: Planning Grant Technical Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on June 15, 2001. The goal is to develop a program that will enhance understanding among tribal youth of diabetes in American Indian Communities and to stimulate student interest in diabetes-based biomedical science in the pre-college years leading to career interests in the health sciences.
Diabetes Education Curriculum in K-12 Schools (DECK-12) Program
The purpose of the Diabetes Education Curriculum in K-12 Schools (DECK-12) Program is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes and increase interest in science-related careers among African American and Latino students by developing, implementing, and formally evaluating science-based diabetes education supplemental curricula for K-12 schools that have high populations of African American and Latino students. The overall goals for DECK-12 are to:
- Increase knowledge and awareness of diabetes, its complications, risk factors and self-management principles
- Improve diabetes prevention and self-management behaviors and skills
- Increase interest in science and health-related professions
- Reduce clinical risk factors for type 2 diabetes
For more information contact Delia L. Houseal, Scientific Program Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-443-8415.
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Page last updated: September 07, 2011