Many years ago, Indian people lived a healthy
way of life. They hunted, walked and ate simple, natural foods. Today we
walk less and drive more. Most of our food comes from a store and is no
longer natural, but processed. These lifestyle changes have resulted in more
people developing diabetes.
Although there is no “cure” for diabetes,
you can control it through exercise, diet and medicine. Changing your
lifestyle to control diabetes is not easy and takes time. You are not alone.
Our team of health professionals would like to help you understand and
control diabetes. We want to help you make gradual changes that you can
stick with for the rest of your life.
If you have diabetes, there are certain
standards of care that you should try to follow.
Click here for a handy chart.
Click on the links to the left to read about all of our various programs and
You can get a lot of great information and support on the Internet. Here
are a few of the best websites:
American Diabetes Association
This site offers a wide range of topics to help you live well with diabetes.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This site provides a list of nutrition resources.
This magazine’s website is devoted to living with diabetes, from exercise
tips to information on the latest medical advances.
A corporate-supported site with plenty of diabetes information plus tips for
daily living and more.
A government-sponsored website with a broad range of helpful resources for
patients with diabetes.
Native American Health Website
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in
the health of groups can result from genetics, environmental factors, access
to care and cultural factors. On this page, you'll find links to health
issues that affect Native-Americans.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
A government resource for diabetes information, with links to lots of other
diabetes sites as well. Great section on where to turn for financial help.
Health and Native American Traditions
This website has been created to make available publications supported by
the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Publications
include Native American Ceremonies (Powwows and Potlucks, Dancing, Sweat
Lodge, Vision Quest, Sundance, Native American Church, Traditional Medicine)