Diabetes Prevention - Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
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Diabetes Prevention

Yellowhawk Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

The Diabetes Program collaborates with the Medical and Pharmacy Departments to provide patients with diabetes and those at risk with educational opportunities and improved access. This team utilizes the National Diabetes Prevention Program to provide evidence-based interventions and courses to help prevent Type 2 diabetes in the CTUIR community. This program focuses on lifestyle changes including healthy eating and physical exercise to help those with prediabetes reduce their risks of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Recent Program Highlights

    1. Diabetes Program completed two virtual cohorts of the Diabetes Prevention Program 16-week course after having sessions postponed and cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    2. In 2021 the Yellowhawk Diabetes Program received reaccreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) through 2025.
    3. The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant was awarded for continuation into 2022. SDPI focuses on glycemic control.
    4. At the end of 2021 the target group of patients had a 24% increase in the number of participants whose A1C was less than 8%.

Diabetes Team

Chelsey Minthorn
Program Manager
Dusty Dressler
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Drew Rivera
Fitness Trainer

HOURS: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm

Our pharmacists also provide diabetes support, for more information on medication management and glucose monitoring call 541.240.8691.