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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: Health promotion at community events such as treaty days and Sandy Lake’s Muddy Water Music Festival weekend is another diabetes prevention strategy in SLFN. Pamphlets and healthy recipe cards are made by diabetes prevention program staff to aide in the promotion of healthier lifestyles. Sandy Lake also has a well-known mascot named Chief Sugar Daddy (Figure 3) who attends community events and makes appearances in the school to help with diabetes awareness. The diabetes prevention staff have established a main community activity of focus for each month of the year including, setting up outdoor rinks (February) and making household garden plots (June). The SLHDP staff aim to encourage the people of Sandy Lake to attend the activities held by choosing activities that would interest a large number of people and by using prizes and other incentives. Throughout the year, community members can sign up for various sports tournaments such as baseball, hockey, and broomball, and can also participate in scavenger hunts, weight loss challenges, fitness classes, cooking classes, and walk to work days. Diabetes prevention program staff do not just promote planned exercise, they encourage people to become more active and less sedentary in their everyday activities.


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)

Chief Sugar Daddy at community health promotion fair.
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Figure 3: Chief Sugar Daddy at community health promotion fair.
Mentions: Health promotion at community events such as treaty days and Sandy Lake’s Muddy Water Music Festival weekend is another diabetes prevention strategy in SLFN. Pamphlets and healthy recipe cards are made by diabetes prevention program staff to aide in the promotion of healthier lifestyles. Sandy Lake also has a well-known mascot named Chief Sugar Daddy (Figure 3) who attends community events and makes appearances in the school to help with diabetes awareness. The diabetes prevention staff have established a main community activity of focus for each month of the year including, setting up outdoor rinks (February) and making household garden plots (June). The SLHDP staff aim to encourage the people of Sandy Lake to attend the activities held by choosing activities that would interest a large number of people and by using prizes and other incentives. Throughout the year, community members can sign up for various sports tournaments such as baseball, hockey, and broomball, and can also participate in scavenger hunts, weight loss challenges, fitness classes, cooking classes, and walk to work days. Diabetes prevention program staff do not just promote planned exercise, they encourage people to become more active and less sedentary in their everyday activities.

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