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State Based Diabetes Control Programs Federated States of Micronesia

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 Resource: State Based Diabetes Control Programs Federated States of Micronesia

Associated Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Country of Origin: USA

Address: Diabetes Control Program Coordinator
Department of Health, Education & Social Affairs
P.O. Box  PS 70
FMS National Government  

City: Palikir, Pohnpei

State or Province:  Federated States of Micronesia 

ZIP or Postal Code: 96941

Telephone: (0-11-691) 320-2619/264-32872


Fax: (0-11-691) 320-5263

Email: fsmhealth@mail.fm or mhsamo@mail.fm

Site Summary: 

The 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.

  • Screening. 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.

  • Education. The DCP serves as a clearinghouse for educational information for people with diabetes and health care providers.

  • Nutrition. The DCP helps the states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae to integrate nutrition into school curricula.

  • Diet. 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.

  • Public awareness. The DCP promotes public awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications.

  • Collaborations. 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.

  • A 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.

  • The 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.

  • Clinics. 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 

Internet Resource Type: Web Page

Resource Type: Pacific Islander Resource - General



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