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Sandy lake health and diabetes project: a community-based intervention targeting type 2 diabetes and its risk factors in a first nations community.

Kakekagumick KE, Naqshbandi Hayward M, Harris SB, Saksvig B, Gittelsohn J, Manokeesic G, Goodman S, Hanley AJ - Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) (2013)

Bottom Line: Over the 22 year existence of the SLHDP, the community has taken ownership of the program and activities have evolved in alignment with community needs and priorities.This paper discusses the history, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes of the SLHDP and describes its sustainability.The SLHDP is a model of culturally appropriate participatory research that is iterative, with reciprocal capacity building for both key community stakeholders and academic partners.

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Affiliation: Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario , London, ON , Canada.

ABSTRACT
The Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project (SLHDP) was initiated in 1991 as a partnership between Sandy Lake First Nation and researchers interested in addressing the high rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the community. Following the expressed wishes of the community, the SLHDP has encompassed a variety of community-wide interventions and activities including: community surveys to document T2DM prevalence and risk factors, the Northern Store program aimed at increasing the availability and knowledge of healthy food options, a home visit program for the prevention and management of T2DM, a local diabetes radio show, a school diabetes curriculum for grades 3 and 4, a community-wide walking trail to encourage increased physical activity, youth diabetes summer camps, and a variety of community events focusing on nutrition and physical activity. Over the 22 year existence of the SLHDP, the community has taken ownership of the program and activities have evolved in alignment with community needs and priorities. This paper discusses the history, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes of the SLHDP and describes its sustainability. The SLHDP is a model of culturally appropriate participatory research that is iterative, with reciprocal capacity building for both key community stakeholders and academic partners.

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Mentions: In an effort to improve environments for physical activity, a system of walking trails (Figure 2) was initiated and developed within the community jointly by the Diabetes Prevention Program, Band Council, the community corporation, the welfare office, and the National Child Benefit program. The walking trails are 6 km long and are located away from the major roads, which do not have sidewalks and are thus not optimal for walking due to mud, dust, and traffic. The trails give the community members an improved setting for leisure walks in addition to more structured activity programs, and also provide a walking shortcut between different areas in the community. The walking trail is used for Poker Walks, which are popular community-wide competitions held several times a year to encourage people to be active. During a poker walk, the participants must walk to separate locations to pick up a random playing card, and the person with the best hand at the last station wins a prize. The trails are also used for walking and running clubs that are open to the community for participation.


Sandy lake health and diabetes project: a community-based intervention targeting type 2 diabetes and its risk factors in a first nations community.

Kakekagumick KE, Naqshbandi Hayward M, Harris SB, Saksvig B, Gittelsohn J, Manokeesic G, Goodman S, Hanley AJ - Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) (2013)

Image showing a boardwalk portion of the walking trail under construction.
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Figure 2: Image showing a boardwalk portion of the walking trail under construction.
Mentions: In an effort to improve environments for physical activity, a system of walking trails (Figure 2) was initiated and developed within the community jointly by the Diabetes Prevention Program, Band Council, the community corporation, the welfare office, and the National Child Benefit program. The walking trails are 6 km long and are located away from the major roads, which do not have sidewalks and are thus not optimal for walking due to mud, dust, and traffic. The trails give the community members an improved setting for leisure walks in addition to more structured activity programs, and also provide a walking shortcut between different areas in the community. The walking trail is used for Poker Walks, which are popular community-wide competitions held several times a year to encourage people to be active. During a poker walk, the participants must walk to separate locations to pick up a random playing card, and the person with the best hand at the last station wins a prize. The trails are also used for walking and running clubs that are open to the community for participation.

Bottom Line: Over the 22 year existence of the SLHDP, the community has taken ownership of the program and activities have evolved in alignment with community needs and priorities.This paper discusses the history, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes of the SLHDP and describes its sustainability.The SLHDP is a model of culturally appropriate participatory research that is iterative, with reciprocal capacity building for both key community stakeholders and academic partners.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario , London, ON , Canada.

ABSTRACT
The Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project (SLHDP) was initiated in 1991 as a partnership between Sandy Lake First Nation and researchers interested in addressing the high rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the community. Following the expressed wishes of the community, the SLHDP has encompassed a variety of community-wide interventions and activities including: community surveys to document T2DM prevalence and risk factors, the Northern Store program aimed at increasing the availability and knowledge of healthy food options, a home visit program for the prevention and management of T2DM, a local diabetes radio show, a school diabetes curriculum for grades 3 and 4, a community-wide walking trail to encourage increased physical activity, youth diabetes summer camps, and a variety of community events focusing on nutrition and physical activity. Over the 22 year existence of the SLHDP, the community has taken ownership of the program and activities have evolved in alignment with community needs and priorities. This paper discusses the history, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes of the SLHDP and describes its sustainability. The SLHDP is a model of culturally appropriate participatory research that is iterative, with reciprocal capacity building for both key community stakeholders and academic partners.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus