Native America Calling
4:52 pm
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.