Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Full-color poster features a Navajo woman who is a role model for breastfeeding. Two simple reasons to breastfeed are stated on the lower part of the poster. Put in clinics, waiting rooms and gathering places. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.
Barbara Mora, author of Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes, was devastated when she learned she had diabetes. In this story she talks about how beading has helped her; it is meditative and allows her to process her feelings, quietly and creatively. Contains a list of the other steps and people who helped Barbara overcome depression and become happy.
Understanding historical grief and trauma and how it impacts Native people today is one of the first steps to preventing and managing diabetes. Read about real-life examples of how historical grief and trauma manifests itself in unhealthy habits and how Native people overcame trauma to live joyful lives.
Members of the White Mountain Apache and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, who are middle-aged and older, inspire readers with their stories of why they started to get fit and how they continue their fit lifestyles. Readers cannot help but be motivated, especially by the photo of 74-year-old Paschal Johnson lifting 300 pounds!
An Acoma Pueblo member, Esther Felipe entered her first run, a 3-miler, at age 57. That was 20 years ago! Now Esther runs 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons. She is an unstoppable role model. Middle-age and senior readers will come away with the knowledge that a person is never “too old” to start getting fit.
If you or someone in your family has been told they have chronic kidney disease (CKD), find information and answers to your questions in this booklet. What does that mean? And what does it mean for your health and your life? Order copies from the Online Catalog.
For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure – Get Checked for CKD (3-page pamphlet)
Diabetes and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. If you have one of these conditions, you need to get checked for kidney disease. This booklet explains the key risk factors for CKD and the importance of getting tested. Order copies from the Online Catalog.
Finally... an easy-to-understand way to show balanced meals with reasonable portion sizes! This tool shows three easy steps to knowing what and how much to eat. Front features a dinner plate. Back shows youth, breakfast, lunch and optional dinner plates. Based on the USDA My Plate and designed for Native audiences. Best if printed as full-color 11 X 17.
Two Native women share tips on how they help their families eat healthy while traveling to relatives' tribes, powwows and rodeos. One has diabetes. One does not and is taking steps to prevent diabetes. They suggest packing coolers of healthy foods to help resist convenience store temptations.
Here it comes, the bigger-than-life portion. Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) ordered a small, 4-ounce steak with no visible fat. He ate only half the potatoes and was well on his way to wrapping up his sensible meal when the Bigger-Than-Life-Portion of cake arrived with a thunk. What did Perry do? What would you do? Hint: You can eat out and not overeat!
Grace Goad changed her fast food eating habits to reach two goals: to live as long as her mother – 105 years, and to be able to easily bend down and put on her socks. Options for healthy eating away from home are offered for several fast food restaurant chain menus.
Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care (3-page article)
Josephine remembers a gathering when someone brought a salad garnished with cholla (cactus) buds. "It was just a regular green salad with cholla buds," she says and she loved it. The cholla buds are proof. You can put love in the food, have people really enjoy the dish and have it be good for them. For your next gathering: Transform comfort foods with great ideas for using healthier traditional foods.
Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes illustrating amounts of sugars. Help your clients understand where many of their diets’ sugars may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight. Available in colored tablets of 50 sheets (order) or PDFs (download).
Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple teaspoons illustrating amounts of fats. Help your clients understand where many of their diets’ fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight. Available in colored tablets of 50 sheets (order) or PDFs (download).
Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes and teaspoons illustrating amounts of sugars and fats. Help your clients understand where many of their diets’ sugars and fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight. Available in colored tablets of 50 sheets (order) or PDFs (download).
Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) had unstable angina, and it scared him. He started exercising and eating right, but suddenly quit his healthy lifestyle, gained weight and needed bypass surgery. Perry’s honest story will motivate clients to take steps now to avoid what Perry went through. (He went on to lose 55 pounds and keep it off.) Article lists tips to a healthy heart and six signs of a heart attack and heart disease.
Charmayne Druley (Tlingit) is a great role model of how to be a devoted wife and mother, and take care of your health and your heart. She shares five things she does regularly to keep her heart healthy. Includes “Questions and Answers About Women and Heart Disease.”
Toni Williams (Northern Arapaho) and her husband Ken (Seneca) share their story about diabetes and heart disease. Both have diabetes, and Ken has had two heart attacks. They are both taking steps to avoid heart disease. Includes heart disease questions and answers, and a chart to fill out with blood sugar, cholesterol and blood fats numbers.
John Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo) went through it all—cigarettes, alcohol, weight gain, diabetes. But one day he started listening - to medical experts, to his wife. Find out the three things John did to start losing weight and how his positive outlook on insulin has helped him. (From Health for Native Life magazine, issue 13)
Raquel Yepez (Western Shoshone) calls her former eating style “crazy eating.” In this article Raquel tells how family stress caused her to overeat and how a tribal weight loss challenge helped her start losing weight. Written by Raquel, this article lists six steps she practices daily to stay at a healthy weight. (From Health for Native Life magazine, issue 13)
Three members of the Catawba Tribe of South Carolina tell how depression caused them to gain weight and how family and spiritual beliefs helped them overcome depression, start losing weight, and become joyful. Two others share quick weight loss tips including Moments of Change, and What Helped Me Change. (From Health for Native Life magazine, issue 13)
Sterling Warjack (Shoshone Bannock) is 21 years old and shares his touching story of what it was like to be an overweight teenager. He tells how fear of diabetes and dying young motivated him to meet with a dietitian, start walking, stop drinking energy drinks/pop and switch from burgers to low-fat sandwiches. He lists six steps he took to start his new lifestyle.
Seven Alaska Native People changed their ways of thinking, understanding of diabetes prevention and management, daily habits and lifestyles to lose 176 pounds! Find out how each person did it. (From Health for Native Life magazine, issue 14)
YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION, TRADITION
Native Youth Lead the Way poster display (set of 8 posters and guide)
Full-color poster display of Native youth role modeling diabetes prevention. Each 8.5” by 11” poster features a portrait of a Native youth engaged in a traditional activity: exercising, spending time outdoors, and exploring his/her unique talent. The display includes seven posters, one title sheet (Native Youth Lead the Way) and a how-to-use guide. For use with Youth Stay Healthy: A Type 2 Curriculum for Teens.