The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Special Diabetes Program


The mission of this department centers on diabetes prevention & intervention to promote physical activity, diabetes & nutrition awareness, and self-care support for diabetes management. Improving wellness and well-being of clients served, including partnering as a community advocate for healthfulness, is the intention to benefit participants from youth through adulthood. Funding is provided by a continuation grant award known as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.


Requirements for Diabetes Program Assistance

  • Must be an enrolled Wichita tribal member or enrolled member of a non-indigenous, federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the following Oklahoma counties: Caddo, Grady, Kiowa, Comanche, Jackson, Harmon, Tillman, Stephens, Jefferson, and Cotton
  • Must provide proof of tribal enrollment
  • Must provide proof of current residency
  • Must provide proof of diabetes diagnosis
  • Must provide copy of insurance card  
  • Completion of SDPI application indicating need


Program incentives support clients in seeking diabetes standards of care to uphold medical attention in reducing the risks of complications. It is mandatory that annual exams be accomplished according to IHS guidelines; therefore, our program instigates this self-care responsibility.

Program Assistance for Diabetes Clients

  • Glucose monitors, lancets, test strips, and Sharps containers
  • Walking or therapeutic shoes (1 pair purchased annually)
  • Dentures or partials (1-time purchase only)
  • Disposal of sharps containers
  • Medical ID bracelets
  • Diabetic socks


Policy for Participation

  • Appointment for initial contact record to establish file
  • Follow-up visits
  • Glucose meters brought when receiving supplies
  • On-file glucose monitor readings
  • On-file A1C values


Policy for Shoe Assistance

  • Complete the primary intake process.
  • Submit completed SDPI Application with verification of annual foot exam including shoe recommendation from a qualifying Podiatrist/qualifying licensed medical practitioner.
  • Submit verification of CDIB and current residency.


Policy for Denture Assistance

  • Complete the primary intake process.
  • Submit completed SDPI Application with verification of annual dental exam specifying need for dental appliance from a qualifying Dentist.
  • Submit verification of CDIB and current residency


The Special Diabetes Program offers other services such as the Wichita Fitness Center, exercise & fitness activities, youth camps, resources for diabetes, nutrition and exercise, and health/screening events as an outreach to the native population undiagnosed and diagnosed with diabetes.


Robin White, Special Diabetes Program for Indians Program Coordinator

Direct Line: 405-247-8660