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People of Native American ancestry are at a statistically higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels—caused by the body's inability to produce insulin or use it correctly.
October 31st, 2012
Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels.
October 25th, 2012
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, and in Oklahoma as many as 40% of Native Americans are impacted by the disease.
November 1st, 2010
Native Americans once felt that diabetes was something that was inherited and simply dealt with as best as possible.
October 18th, 2010
Diabetes has taken a toll on the Chickasaw Nation, and on the country as a whole.
November 16th, 2012
Native American communities are statistically at a higher risk to become type 2 diabetic.