Prevention

 

  What kinds of prevention are needed to keep the number of diabetes cases from increasing? Although today there is no cure for diabetes, some of the prevention and management strategies recommended are care, frequent exercise and good nutrition , weight management. Type II diabetes can be controlled with nutrition and exercise recommendations such as increased physical activity and a change in the type and amount of food eaten. It is also important that a person with diabetes complications take the necessary care to prevent the complications from getting worse. Some of the necessary care includes importance of blood sugar control, regular eye exams and regular foot care.

Today the status for diabetes prevention and treatment looks better for the Native American population than it has in the past. In 1997, Congress gave $30 million each year for the next five years to eligible Indian Health Services, tribes and urban programs for diabetes. With the help of this money Native American communities have come together to provide the necessary prevention and support of diabetes.

 
  CARE Click here, Dustin and Grandma talk about Care.
  NUTRITION Click here, Dustin and Grandma talk to the dietitian about Nutrition.
  EXERCISE Click here, Dustin and Grandma talk to Sam Strongarm about Exercise.

 

 

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