Type 2 Diabetes is attacking our Native American Community in numbers resembling an epidemic. We as Native Americans are "at risk" just because of who we are. Diabetes is listed as one of the top three "killers" of Native American people, with the other two being Heart Disease and Cancer. Diabetes and Heart Disease are related and, in most cases, can be prevented or delayed with good nutrition and exercise. It has also been reported that Native American people who already suffer from Type 2 Diabetes can prevent or delay deadly complications with good nutrition and exercise as well.
Through our Diabetic and Community Health Program, Native Americans, who reside within the reservation, can receive; free glucose monitoring supplies; diabetic, fitness, and nutritional education; free membership to our Fitness Center; free blood pressure monitors; diabetic socks; assistance with eyeglasses, dentures, and shoes.
Let's work together to improve our quality of life and prevent our children from suffering from these debilitating diseases.
Pawhuska, OK 74056