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Arizona Leading the Way to Promote Diabetes Self-Management

By | March 8th, 2016|Prevention|

In a recent report by the CDC, Arizona was ranked number one in diabetes self-management education, with an increase of 34 percent participation by residents with diabetes from 2012 to 2014. Diabetes self-management education help people with diabetes build the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for self-care. Our goal is to improve clinical outcomes across [...]

First Ever Tribal and Urban Indian Diabetes Program Meetings Held

By | June 19th, 2015|Prevention|

Our Arizona Diabetes Program hosted a first of its kind Tribal and Urban Indian Diabetes Programs meeting on June 10th.  This meeting allowed our Diabetes Program and tribal partners to identify opportunities for partnership while assessing the current diabetes health infrastructure among tribal entities.  It is the Arizona Diabetes Program's goal to provide technical assistance [...]

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Diabetes Awareness

By | February 22nd, 2011|Prevention|

More than 10% of Arizonans have diabetes.  But what’s even more alarming are the recent estimate by the CDC that about 1.5 million Arizonans (25%) have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.  Pre-diabetes significantly raises a person’s risk of Type 2 [...]