1/31/07

Free On-Line Program for Native Americans Living with Diabetes

FREE ON-LINE PROGRAM FOR
NATIVE AMERICANS LIVING WITH DIABETES
http://indiandiabetes.stanford.edu

The Stanford University Patient Education Research Center has a new on-line workshop and study for people living with type 2 diabetes. Due to the high rates of Diabetes among Native Americans, Stanford is offering workshops for Native Americans. This will allow participants to receive free diabetes self-management materials, receive free lab tests, done entirely over the Internet. Stanford University has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine an Internet based diabetes self-management program. There is no cost associated with participating in the study.

I have included information about this program below. Please let me know if you have any questions, and please feel free to pass the information along to anyone you think could benefit from the program. We can also provide an article in a newsletter, or a banner graphic to accompany a web link. I’ve put the banner here for your viewing:

Thanks so much for your help.

Thanks,
Valarie Jernigan
Stanford Patient Education Center, Stanford University School of Medicine
1-800-366-2624

FREE ON-LINE PROGRAM FOR
NATIVE AMERICANS LIVING WITH DIABETES

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you are invited to take part in this free online workshop and study sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Recruitment and enrollment is now open, go to http://indiandiabetes.stanford.edu

Due to the high rates of diabetes among Native Americans, a special workshop will be offered for Native Americans, which will be led by Native American moderators representing different tribal groups from across the United States.

This online workshop teaches you the skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes as well as maintaining or increasing life's activities. Qualified participants will be randomly assigned to either participate in the workshop immediately or placed on the waiting list to participate within 6 months. Participants will complete 4 online questionnaires about their health over 18 months to determine the effectiveness of the program.

This six-week program is done entirely on the Internet - you choose the days and times that are most convenient for you. You don’t have to be a computer whiz to join; all levels of computer users are welcome. You will need access to the Internet and have an active email account to join. Participation involves logging on 2-3 times a week for six weeks, for a total of 1-2 hours a week..

If you have questions, please email diabetes@med.stanford.edu or call Valarie, Kate, Diana, or Katy toll free at 1-800-366-2624
Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited. To register, visit us at: http://indiandiabetes.stanford.edu
or for more information email us at diabetes@med.stanford.edu

2 comments:

Don Manidoogekek said...

Joy thank you for posting info about the free on line program for Native Americans living with Diabetes. I am employed at the North American Indian Center of Boston in the Diabetes Prevention Program. I will use it in the program. Some of our people have access to the internet. I'll letcha know how it goes.
chi miigqwech
-Don

Joy said...

Yes, let me know Don. Looks like a good one.