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Are you the 1 in 4 who doesn't know?

Two most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Most information on this page is related to Type 2 Diabetes

There is something you can do... change your lifestyle

  • Lose excess weight
  • Move your body!
  • Eat a plant-based diet, boost your fiber, and follow good nutrition guidelines
  • Manage your stress
  • Sleep well
  • Decrease your alcohol; increase your water
  • Stop tobacco
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Know your family history

It's not Grandma who's getting diabetes...

What's it all about?

What is Diabetes?

Read the Success Stories

Are You at Risk? Take the quiz or (Download a paper copy of the Prediabetes Quiz)

High Blood Pressure and Diabetes How they connect

Diabetes: Coping with Emotional Issues

Upcoming Classes/Events

  • YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, Treasure Valley
    Check out the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), sponsored by the YMCA. For specifics on participation/schedule and/or to register read the brochure... For more information about either series of classes, call Kara Federonick at 208-344-5502, ext 207.
    Note: Classes starting this in Mountain Home (April 6th @ 6:00 p.m.), Downtown Boise (Tuesdays @ Noon; enroll now till 4/18), West Boise/Meridian, Caldwell, Twin Falls (April 10th @ 5:30 p.m.), Wood River and McCall (classes starting soon, TBA). Call Kara for more info.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program, Statewide
    Check out the Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) offered across the state; this is the same model as used by the YMCA (above). Go to Idaho Prevents Diabetes and take the pre-test. See the multiple class locations and contact info on the right side of the webpage in the grey area.
  • Diabetes Self-Management Classes, Boise
    St. Luke's/Humphreys Diabetes Center, Boise, is offering Diabetes Self-Management Classes. For information and registration, visit their website
  • Diabetes Education Series, Moscow, 4/04
    Gritman Clinical Nutrition & Diabetes Care sponsors a monthly support group, free and open to the public. April's topic: The Role of Sleep & Sleep Loss in Diabetes. For more information call 208.883.6341. Read more...
  • Diabetes Support Group Meeting, Kamiah (4/05) & Grangeville (4/13),
    These Support Group Meetings occur monthly through May. Contact St. Mary's Hospital & Clinics at 208-962-3267 with questions. March's topic is "Preventing Type 2 Diabetes". Read the year's schedule...
    Kamiah: 1:00-2:30 at the Kamiah Bible Church (first Wednesday)
    Grangeville: 1:00-2:30 at Oscar's Restaurant (first Thursday)
  • Prediabetes Class, Lewiston
    Take advantage of this free education opportunity to learn about prediabetes and how it can lead to type 2 diabetes; learn prevention strategies. Sponsored by St. Joseph Diabetes Center. Read more...
    April 19, 2017 Class
    June 22, 2017 Class
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training Program, Hailey
    Ongoing classes are offered to the community. Contact the St. Luke's Hailey Clinic at 208-727-8733 for class information.
  • Eat Better, Feel Better Series Idaho Falls, March through June
    Register for any or all of these free classes taught by a certified diabetes educator and registered dietician. Classes are held at Natural Grocers in Idaho Falls. Read more and register now...
    Introduction to Plant-Based Cooking & Meal Planning: 5/20
    Breakfast, The Most Important Meal of The Day: 4/08, 5/27
    What's in Your Lunch Box?: 4/15, 6/10
    Eat Your Vegetables: The More The Merrier!: 4/22, 6/17
    Oh No, It's Time for Dinner!: 5/13, 6/24
  • Hodia Kids & Teens Camps, 2017
    For information about various camps, visit the website.
  • Diabetes Exercise Program, Boise
    The Diabetes Exercise Program is a 12-week fitness intervention designed to help you manage your type 2 diabetes and HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) levels and help you get fit.  The program is sponsored by the Treasure Valley YMCA. Join any time; classes are ongoing. Contact Vicki at the YMCA for questions/pricing at (208) 344-5502 x 217. Read more...

Tools to Use: Prevention!

Just One Step (NDEP)

Choose More Than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (NDEP)

Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Fat & Calorie Counter (NDEP)

My Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Food & Activity Tracker (NDEP)

Tips for Kids: How to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (NDEP)

Tips for Teens: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (NDEP)

National Diabetes Prevention Program (CDC)

Idaho Resources

Pre Diabetes find a program near you

Idaho Diabetes Education Program (DHW)

Find a Diabetes Education Program (DHW)

Diabetes Alliance of Idaho (DHW)

HODIA Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs

National Resources

Cornerstones4Care New

National Diabetes Prevention Program

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes (CDC)

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

American Dietetic Association, Eat Right(ADA)

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Tools to Use: Managing Your Diabetes

Healthy Teeth Matter

Being Prepared in an Emergency

Flu and People with Diabetes

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes Managing the emotional side of diabetes

Managing Diabetes at School

Healthy Diabetes Plate

Diabetes Care Critical in Heat, Emergencies (CDC)

Diabetes Health Sense (NDEP)

Managing Your Diabetes During the Holidays (CDC)

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life (NDEP)

Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime (NDEP)

Diabetic Eye Disease (DHW)


Diabetic Eye Disease

Healthy Eyes Matter!



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