The Community Directed Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Program provides:
- Information and clinical support to Native Americans to better manage their diabetes
- Design and implementation of efforts to prevent individuals from becoming diabetic.
- A full-time case manager identifies individuals with diabetes who need help with: blood sugar control, cholesterol level, blood pressure management, medication usage, and health education.
Physical activity, nutrition, and cultural programs to increase fitness, healthy eating, and behavioral health are provided to reduce diabetes incidence and complications.
Diabetes Clinic Schedule
Since the late 1990’s, the Toiyabe Indian Health Project-Special Diabetes Program for Indians, has provided a walk-in clinic for Toiyabe Native patients who are on the diabetes registry. The Diabetes clinics are held on the 3RD Thursday of every month from 8:00-11:00 AM, on a first come, first serve basis.
- A complete physical exam, if needed
- Podiatry Exam
- Nutrition Consults
- Medication Review
- Lab Consults
- Dental Consults
Community Health Representatives (CHRs) can transport, based on eligibility. Call 760-872-2622 to learn more. Incentives, raffles, and snacks are also available. It’s ‘one-stop shopping’ for people with diabetes.
For information about the Community Directed Diabetes Program contact:
Karen Howard, LVN, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 760-873-8851.