State Based Diabetes Control Programs Federated
States of Micronesia
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Based Diabetes Control Programs Federated States of Micronesia
Associated Organization: Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
Country of Origin: USA
Control Program Coordinator
Department of Health, Education & Social Affairs
P.O. Box PS 70
FMS National Government
State or Province: Federated
States of Micronesia
ZIP or Postal Code: 96941
Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae)
Diabetes Control Program (FSM DCP) has received funding from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1994. As a
core-capacity funded program, FSM DCP will harmonize and coordinate
diabetes and chronic disease efforts in the nation. Some examples of
its activities follow.
In collaboration with the Preventive Health and Health Services
Block Grant, the DCP conducted a screening in 1994 for diabetes,
hypertension, obesity, and other chronic disease risk factors.
The DCP serves as a clearinghouse for educational information for
people with diabetes and health care providers.
The DCP helps the states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae to
integrate nutrition into school curricula.
The DCP helps the states collect and give out information about
the adverse effects of some lifestyles and of consuming foods high
in saturated fats.
awareness. The DCP promotes public awareness about the
seriousness of diabetes and its complications.
The DCP collaborates with other health and educational programs to
promote diabetes awareness. In 1994, it initiated a working
partnership with the Teacher-Child Parent (TCP) Program funded by
UNICEF; this partnership integrated good nutrition habits into
local school curricula by having parents, teachers, and students
be the key players to implement the program.
Micronesian One-Diet-Fits-All-Today (MODFAT) menu containing
lists of healthy local foods was designed and adopted by the local
hospitals as the diet menu for patients.
DCP collaborates with the Micronesian Seminar, a local
research pastoral institute to produce videotapes with diabetes
control messages in languages and with cultural characteristics
pertinent to the Federated States of Micronesia.
Each of the states conducts clinics at certain times of the week.
Patients are counseled on diet and physical activity, and have a
general physical exam to help them understand their susceptibility
to diabetes and other chronic diseases. Patients are then referred
to health care providers for appropriate care, if necessary
Quoted from the Web Site
Disability Association(s): Disabilities associated with diabetes
Internet Location: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/states/micro.htm
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Resource Type: Pacific Islander Resource - General