Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364

Diabetes Programs

From prevention to education and care.

Panhandle Health District offers two diabetes programs: Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Hayden and Sandpoint, and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) in Hayden.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but do not already have diabetes.

A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help you change aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.

The lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class—and it’s not a quick fix. This is a yearlong program focused on lasting results.

While a year might sound like a long commitment, adopting new habits, gaining new skills, and building confidence takes time. As you begin to eat better and become more active, you’ll notice changes in how you feel, and maybe even in how you look.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs are designed for people who want to manage their type 2, type 1 and gestational diabetes and related conditions. Diabetes educators conduct each program, addressing the needs, goals, and life experiences of people with diabetes. This program teaches you how to eat healthy, be active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, and cope with your disease.

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DPP Hayden

Kim Young, MS, RDN, LD
DPP Program Coordinator Hayden
Phone: (208) 415-5141

DPP Sandpoint

Nanci Jenkins, MS, RDN, LD
DPP Program Coordinator Sandpoint
Phone: (208) 263-5159


Kim Young, MS, RDN, LD
DSME Program Coordinator
Phone: (208) 415-5141
DSME Appointments: (208) 415-5270

Sandpoint Walk with a Doc Fall 2021 Schedule

SAT 11/6 at 8:00AM – Ronald Jenkins, MD (Cardiologist)

*Meet at 1:00PM at Travers Park (2100 Pine St)  by the map near the tennis courts. Walk the big loop x2. Unless otherwise noted on schedule. No walks if AQI is > 150.

Health Screening Schedule

BPICC, Sandpoint (2101 Pine St)– Dec 7, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

PHD, Sandpoint (2101 Pine St) Jan 10, 8:00AM – 11:00AM

PHD, Bonners Ferry (7402 Caribou St) Jan 12, 8:30AM – 12:30PM

We will check your blood sugar (glucose and A1c, lipids (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TG), blood pressure, and more! Results will be analyzed while you wait. You’ll leave with a risk assessment and resources based on your results to help improve your health!CALL 208-415-5259 TO SCHEDULE A SCREENING!