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Native America Calling
Fri November 18, 2011
Turning the Tide on Diabetes
Tue. 11/22 11a: Did you know that one out of two Native American kids born after 2000 will get type 2 diabetes? According to the Notah Begay III Foundation, one-third of all Native youth who are overweight or obese are at risk for onset of type 2 diabetes.
The average lifespan once diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is 25 years. But, type 2 diabetes is preventable if our youth are given the right tools and support.
How do we turn the tide against diabetes?
Guests are Crystal Echohawk (Pawnee) Executive Director/NB3 Foundation, and Noelle Kleszynski, Program Director/Association of American Indian Physicians.