Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Grant Participation Agreement
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by too much sugar (glucose) in the blood. The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant is a federally funded program established in 1997 in response to the high rates of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe SDPI Grant Program uses Best Practice guidelines for patient care management and treatment, set forth by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Active participation with this agreement is required.
Active Participation in the SDPI program includes the following:
- A Nevada Identification card or driver’s license. A current lease or utility bill or car registration.
- An initial appointment with a health care provider for a physical or to establish a plan of care.
- Consultations with the Pharmacist who provide education and review your medications.
- An appointment with the Diabetes Educator/Dietician is required at minimal once per year. A nutrition plan will be created for you if you choose.
- Fasting blood work, a minimum of 3 times per year. HCV and TB screenings at Diagnosis.
- Immunizations Hep B, Influenza, PCV, Tdap and Zoster.
- A dilated eye exam performed at least once per year by an optometrist/ophthalmologist.
- Foot exam once per year or prn by the Podiatrist or primary care provide
- Dental exam once per year (only exams, x-rays and cleanings are included in the diabetes grant).
- Depression screening once per year.
The SDPI Program may offer a variety of activities and or challenges for all participants that you may do at your own pace. We recommend that you pick an activity that you are capable of doing.
Participation in Diabetes Wellness programs and community events are encouraged.