Diabetes Prevention Program Progressing


Last updated 9/26/2012 at 9:48pm

Photo: KIC

Members of the KIC Diabetes Prevention Program are back row left to right:  Bill Hardy, Behavioral Health Director/Health Educator; Shirley Snook, Becky Wagenius, C.J. Seludo class members; Helene Simpson, Program Recruiter; Merle Hawkins, class member; Leslie Wheeless Diabetes Program Director.  Front Row Left to Right:  Martin Smith, Dietician/Health Educator; Brehanna Johnson, Lifestyle Coach; Not pictured:  Rebecca Magee, Pharmacist/Health Educator

KETCHIKAN, AK—Ketchikan Indian Community Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) continues its good work, recently wrapping up a second 16-class session with nine participants. This year’s first session, also with nine members, experienced similar success. Graduation ceremonies for the second class were held on July 26 at the KIC Clinic.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is funded through the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) initially authorized by Congress in 1997. The program, which concentrates on treatment of those with diabetes and prevention for pre-diabetics, is set to expire...

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