Diabetes Prevention

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is committed to assisting the community with the management and prevention of diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. You can take steps to prevent diabetes or manage it.

As of 2023:

  • 4 million people in the United State have diabetes or 11.6% of the population
  • One in four people with diabetes don’t know they have diabetes
  • 2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
  • An estimated 97.6 million American adults are living with prediabetes. (Source: American Diabetes Association)

For Native Americans, the prevalence of diabetes is higher. Contact the Diabetes Prevention Program for more information. We are located in the Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center.

Program Staff

Program Manager: Jennifer Hale

Office: 785-966-8243

Lifestyle Coach: Nes Hubbard

Office: 785-966-8228

Data Coordinator/Program Assistant: Justine Wakole

Office: 785-966-8232