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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month celebrated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This month will be directed towards "Get Your Plate in Shape" by making healthy food choices, developing healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.

The Diabetes and Wellness Program (REACH) will be sponsoring & hosting weekly Diabetes and Wellness education classes with a goal of choosing healthy food choices along with email blasts.  Please join us in our journey to healthier lifestyles by calling us today to reserve your seat. RSVP to the Diabetes and Wellness program at the Little Axe Clinic- 405 447-0300.
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Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
  • Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community
  • Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free
  • Urge elected officials to take a action to protect kids from tobacco.

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Diabetes & Wellness Education

The purpose of the Diabetes and Wellness Education Department is to inform Native Americans on healthy lifestyle changes through education and awareness. Our primary goals are to prevent or slow the progression of diabetes and prevent complications from diabetes and to improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.

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Strawberries Stuffed with Cheesecake

  • 1 -Pint of Strawberries
  • 1 -container of sugar free whipped cream
  • 1 -8 oz package of 1/3 fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 1 -package of sugar free cheesecake pudding
  • 1 -gallon zip lock bag
  1. Fold together whipped cream and pudding until well blended.
  2. Add cream cheese and vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Place into freezer bag and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
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Learning to Prevent and Control Diabetes

Please join us for a 6 week program that teaches you the basics of Diabetes and gives you the tools you need to help prevent or manage this disease:

Class Topics
  • What is Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking Medication
  • Problem Salving
  • Reducing Risks
  • Healthy Coping
Please Register for Classes
Dates and Time vary based on need
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ADA Risk Assessment

Are you at risk for diabetes?  Take the ADA Diabetes Risk Test.

Brought to you by the AST Diabetes Education & Wellness Program.
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AST Youth Fitness

The Absentee Shawnee Fitness Program has been working with the AST Tribal Youth Program in promoting physical activity to help prevent diabetes among tribal youth. AST Tribal Youth Program participants have really enjoyed the games that the Fitness program has provided. The goal of the Absentee Shawnee Fitness Program is to provide an outlet for exercise and physical activity through fun games and activities. The youth are learning about healthy ways to prevent diabetes through healthy physical activity. The Absentee Shawnee Fitness Program would like to thank the AST Tribal Youth Program for allowing the Fitness staff to educate and provide activities for the youth to prevent diabetes.

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Pharmacy News, January 2013

  • Visit our new, convenient drive-thru at the Little Axe location for refill drop off or pick up!!
  • As of January 1, 2012, Oklahoma State Law mandates that a current, state issued photo ID be on file for both the patient and the representative picking up for EVERY fill of ANY controlled medication. 
  • Deliveries of controlled medications will no longer be allowed.
  • Both Shawnee and Little Axe pharmacy locations fill prescriptions for members of all tribes, but outside prescription orders are restricted to Absentee Shawnee Tribal citizens with established charts. 
  • If you would like to receive a text message to your cell phone when your medications are ready for pick-up, please alert the pharmacy staff and provide us with a current cell phone number. 
  • The following are a few tips to help us be more efficient in our delivery of pharmacy services to you: 
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Educational Events for Elders

AST Public Health Nursing Department Programs and the Caregiver Program & Injury Prevention Program Co-Host Elders in Two Educational Events

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AST Resource Center - Fitness Update

The AST Fitness Program would like to extend an invite to all tribal members looking to increase their levels of physical activity and learn more about fitness and exercise. The AST Fitness Facility at the Resource Center is fully equipped with state of the art treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary cycles, dumbbells, isolation strength machines, and a cable machine. Our facility is also equipped with freestanding striking bags, medicine balls, exercise balls, fitness mats, resistance bands, BOSU balls, and other various exercise apparatus for your preferred workout. The AST Fitness Program currently provides free fitness classes to all tribal members. Classes include: Kickboxing, Circuit Training, Chair Exercise, Tai Chi, Boot camp, and Aerobic Fitness. The AST Fitness Program is here to help you get started on increasing your levels of physical activity and exercise. We invite you to come visit our fitness facility and see what our fitness program can provide for you.
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