Diabetes and Culture

Tina Cooper

Native Americans once felt that diabetes was something that was inherited and simply dealt with as best as possible. However, modern medical research has proven that in most cases, diabetes can be prevented — allowing Native Americans and others the opportunity to stop this debilitating disease before it ever starts.

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