Diabetes Awareness

Healthcare, Nutrition and Wellness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a perfect time to educate yourself on prevention and management of a condition that affects up to 40 percent of Native Americans in the United States. Watch these videos to understand the Chickasaw Nation's commitment to helping citizens live long and healthy lives.

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Diabetes is Not Our Destiny

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Join us on this mission for health, and make simple lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes from becoming a part of your destiny.

Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the perfect time to assess your risk.

Tessa Stamile

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Tessa Stamile is thankful for the educational opportunities the Chickasaw Nation provides.

Dr. Judy Goforth Parker

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Dr. Judy Goforth Parker explains how the group went to the United States Congress to lobby for diabetes, education and prevention.

Thrive: In the Kitchen

Mealtime is made easy with Thrive: In the Kitchen! This series features filling recipes, including lean protein, healthy carbs and lots of veggies.

Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services: The Mission

Melinda Newport
Registered dietitians promote healthy eating and exercise through multiple education programs.

Steve Paniagua

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Chickasaw citizen Steve Paniagua describes how cycling gives him a freedom he can't find anywhere else.

Native American Risk

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Native American communities are statistically at a higher risk to become type 2 diabetic.

Sarah Miracle: Chickasaw Services Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
The Chickasaw Nation provides many services that can help manage the lives of those with diabetes.

Treatment for Diabetes

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Patients with diabetes must control and manage their blood sugar for an optimal recovery, which is why prognosis varies from patient to patient.

Patient Stories on Diabetes

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Type 2 diabetes patients talk about their experiences, from diagnosis to managing healthy lifestyles.

Warning Signs of Diabetes

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
The warning signs of diabetes will often sneak up on a person.

Shon McCage: The Importance of Exercise

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Exercise is an important component of any healthy lifestyle and helps prevent diabetes and obesity, among many other health benefits.

Diabetes: Diagnosis and Early Testing

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Type 2 diabetes used to be associated with adults but it has become more prevalent in younger and younger children over recent years.

Sarah Miracle: The Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
The Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services dedicates a lot of resources to diabetes prevention throughout the community.