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Four steps to control your diabetes for life is a 16-page booklet that is useful for people who have just been diagnosed. It has a lot of basic information.

Native American Diabetes Initiative - the first article here, on fish oil, did not interest me much, but the rest was really interesting. I liked the discussions of talking circles and of reasons why people don't always take care of themselves even when they get all kinds of information telling them why and how they should.


This two-page handout contains tips on how to prevent Diabetes from members of different tribes around the United States.

Two-page fact sheet from the National Institute of Health answers: CAN TYPE 2 DIABETES BE PREVENTED? YES! The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), an important trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, showed that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in overweight adults with pre-diabetes, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Risk factors for pre-diabetes are the same as those listed for type 2 diabetes. To prevent diabetes, the people who participated in the DPP study:

  • Lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight (that’s 10 to 15 pounds in a person who weighs 200 pounds).
  • Were physically active for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Most participants chose brisk walking.
  • Made healthier food choices and limited the amount of calories and fat in their diet.

How to prevent sore fingers. I know that may not sound like a big deal to some people, but checking your blood sugar is important and doing it over and over can be painful. No one wants to stick their finger with a needle. This has some interesting tips that will work for different people.

Helping the student with diabetes succeed is an 88-page guide for school personnel produced jointly by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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