The Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Program

  • About DPTP


    About the Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Program

    The Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Program (DPTP), funded under the Special Diabetes Program for Indians by the Indian Health Service since 1998, aims to reduce the prevalence of diabetes for the PYT and reduce complications of uncontrolled diabetes among community members. The program provides a broad range of preventative services including health education, health promotion, care coordination, nutrition counseling, community screening, and outreach activities.

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  • Community Events

    Community Events

    Team Yaqui - El Tour De Tucson
    Community fun runs/walks

  • Education & Outreach

    Education & Outreach


    RD Nutritional Consultation


    • Adapted Prevent T2 (12 weeks)
    • Conversation Maps (4 sessions)
    • Cooking demos
    • Menu planning
    • Shopping tours
    • Support groups


    Screening and education:

    • Community events
    • Employee Wellness
    • Senior Centers


    Other services:

    • CATCH program
    • Diabetes Awareness month events
    • Egg program-Dialysis patients
    • Kids Summer camp
    • Spiritual Walks
  • Fitness Room


    Pascua Yaqui Fitness Room

    The Fitness Room offers exercise equipment for registered members to use. Trained staff will show you what to do - at your own pace. They also offer personalized assessment, support and training.

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  • Physical Activity

    Physical Activity

    Boxing Program
    Community fun runs/walks
    Dance fitness classes
    Fitness assessments
    Group training in the fitness room
    Powerlifting program
    Spin classes
    Weight Loss Challenge (New You)

  • Wellness Center


    Wellness Center

    Physical activity and personal fitness is promoted through the PYT Wellness center to encourage individuals and families to stay within a healthy weight range and reduce the risk for diabetes. Several programs target children and youth including after-school programs.

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  • Youth Wellness Program

    Youth Wellness Program

    Youth Wellness Program at PYT Wellness Center
    The Wellness Center provides a variety of opportunities to our youth to be active, healthy, and engaged in fun activities geared towards youth. Through partnerships with several tribal programs include Sewa U’usim, Centered Spirit, Hiaki High School, Boys and Girls Club and other youth groups.

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