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August 24, 2023

Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) serves 780,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives across 302 programs in 35 states.1 SDPI focuses on community-directed approaches to treat and prevent Type 2 diabetes in Tribal communities that are culturally informed.  American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer disproportionately from Type 2 diabetes, but thanks to the success of SDPI, that statistic is improving.  

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