What Is Diabetes Videos

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.

Click here for additional information on diabetes. Click here to read information from the National Indian Health Board's Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

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What is Diabetes?

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels.

Diabetes: An American Epidemic

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, and in Oklahoma as many as 40% of Native Americans are impacted by the disease.

Diabetes and Culture

Tina Cooper
Native Americans once felt that diabetes was something that was inherited and simply dealt with as best as possible.

Chickasaw Nation Division of Health: Response to Epidemic

Dr. Judy Goforth Parker
Diabetes has taken a toll on the Chickasaw Nation, and on the country as a whole.

Native American Risk

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