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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Printable Materials

These materials are available now to use during one-on-one or group education classes, to set out for your patients or clients, or to share with your friends and family members. Check back to this page often, as new materials are being added for your convenience.

* Media Tools contains public service announcements (PSAs) and articles for you to forward to your newsletter editor.

A woman holding up My Native Plate, now available as an 'Printable Materials' from the Division of Diabetes

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please contact the Division of Diabetes for assistance.

Send an email to diabetesprogram@ihs.gov.

 
Sleep PSAs - You can help him get the sleep he needs.
PSA AND ARTICLE, SLEEP

Color and black and white public service announcements (PSA) and an article in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. PSA informs parents that children need a certain number of hours of sleep each day. Article tells what may happen if their children don’t get enough sleep, how much each age group needs, and tips to helping children go to bed and fall asleep.

Square/Color
(300 dpi color PSA 5" x 5")

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[PDF - 463KB]

Square/Black & White
(300 dpi b&w PSA 5" x 5")

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[PDF - 240KB]

Vertical/Color
(300 dpi color PSA 2.5" x 8")

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[PDF - 449KB]

Vertical/Black & White
(300 dpi b&w PSA 2.5" x 8")

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[PDF - 253KB]


Article - You Can Help Your Child Get Enough Sleep and Be Calmer, Happier, and Healthier
You Can Help Your Child
Get Enough Sleep and Be
Calmer, Happier, and
Healthier
(300 dpi color article 7.5" x 9.25")

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[PDF - 1.1MB]

You Can Help Your Child
Get Enough Sleep and Be
Calmer, Happier, and
Healthier
(300 dpi b&w article 7.5" x 9.25")

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[PDF - 508KB]

The Healing Power of BeadingDownload Now!

[PDF - 965KB]

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, SPIRITUALITY
The Healing Power of Beading
(5-page article)

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.

A Giant Step to JoyDownload Now!

[PDF - 541KB]

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, HISTORICAL TRAUMA
A Giant Step to Joy
(3-page article)

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.

Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean For Me?Download Now!

[PDF - 527KB]

CKD DIAGNOSIS
Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean For Me?
(13-page booklet)

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 CKDDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.4MB]

CKD SCREENING
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.

Diabetes BasicsDownload Now!

[PDF - 488KB]

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (DSME)
Diabetes Basics
(2-page tool)

Easy-to-read question and answer sheet explaining pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Will help your patients and clients better understand how to prevent diabetes, and, for those newly-diagnosed, obtain a basic understanding of diabetes.

My Blood Sugar GoalsDownload Now!

[PDF - 523KB]

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (DSME)
My Blood Sugar Goals
(1-page tool)

Easy-to-read education tool to help your clients know their current blood sugars and A1C and set goals. Assist clients to fill in simple bars that will show the relationship between their A1C numbers and average blood sugars.

The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any AgeDownload Now!

[PDF - 982KB]

ELDERS, FITNESS REASONS
The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any Age
(6-page article)

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!

Esther Felipe: At 77 Years Old, She Walks Her TalkDownload Now!

[PDF - 602KB]

ELDERS, FITNESS ROLE MODEL
Esther Felipe: At 77 Years Old, She Walks Her Talk
(3-page article)

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.

Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.2MB]

HEART HEALTH, DIABETES
If you have diabetes, you are at risk for heart disease.
(3-page article)

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 pressure and LDL cholesterol numbers.

Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 960KB]

HEART HEALTH, MEN
From Heart Problems to Heart Health
(2-page article)

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.

 
Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 763KB]

HEART HEALTH, WOMEN
What Wise Women Know
(3-page article)

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."

Physical Activity PSAs - Double Your Fun!
PSA AND ARTICLE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Color and black and white public service announcement (PSA) in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. PSA encourages parents and grandparents to enjoy being physically active outdoors with children.

Square/Color
(300 dpi color PSA 5" x 5")

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[PDF - 738KB]

Square/Black & White
(300 dpi b&w PSA 5" x 5")

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[PDF - 458KB]

Vertical/Color
(300 dpi color PSA 2.5" x 9")

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[PDF - 675KB]

Vertical/Black & White
(300 dpi b&w PSA 2.5" x 9")

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[PDF - 435KB]

 

Men's Health PSAs - This is my dad. He shows me the way.
PSA AND ARTICLE, MEN'S HEALTH

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, WALKING

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, WEIGHT LOSS

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, FAMILY SUPPORT

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, FLU SHOT

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, HEART HEALTH

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, YOUTH

PSAs
PSA, TOBACCO CESSATION

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, BLOOD PRESSURE

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, NUTRITION

PSAs
PSA AND ARTICLE, HEART HEALTH
POSTER - It’s what I do: CreateDownload Now!

[PDF - 3.5MB]

MEN'S HEALTH
It’s what I do: Create
(poster)

Full-color poster featuring Abe Bouscher, a Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians member, with the words create, hunt, gather, fish, and move. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

POSTER - It’s what I do: HarvestDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.8MB]

MEN'S HEALTH
It’s what I do: Harvest
(poster)

Full-color poster featuring Doug Sam, a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member, with the words harvest, thrash, cook, serve, and pray. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

 
POSTER - It’s what I do: DanceDownload Now!

[PDF - 3MB]

MEN'S HEALTH
It’s what I do: Dance
(poster)

Full-color poster featuring Florentino Barril, a Tlingit Alaska Native, with the words dance, lead, teach, speak out, and drum. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

POSTER - It’s what I do: Get CheckedDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.9MB]

MEN'S HEALTH
It’s what I do: Get Checked
(poster)

Full-color poster featuring Levi Walker, a Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians member, with the words get checked, ask, know, act, and follow up. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

 
ARTICLE - Fitness, Feelings, & FamilyDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.7MB]

MEN'S HEALTH, FATHERHOOD
Fitness, Feelings, & Family
(2-page article)

DeWayne Unger (Siletz, Shoshone-Bannock) is a single father living in a medium-sized city. He is a certified fitness trainer. In this article, he talks about the importance of emotional health, and how he encourages his three children to be emotionally healthy. He also explains how he lives happily in an urban area, and has a clear sense of his identity as a Native man.

ARTICLE - Being a Better ManDownload Now!

[PDF - 986KB]

MEN'S HEALTH, FATHERHOOD
Being a Better Man
(1-page article)

Eldrid Martinez (Tohono O’odham) used to put substance use above taking care of his diabetes. He decided to change his life, gave up substances, and started taking care of himself and his family members. He is learning traditional and spiritual ways. He knows there is a lot more he can do, but is committed to continually becoming a better man.

 
ARTICLE - I Am a Proud FatherDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.6MB]

MEN'S HEALTH, FATHERHOOD
I Am a Proud Father
(1-page article)

Victor Rodriquez (Yaqui) writes this article about how he is raising his two young daughters, by respecting and supporting his wife, passing on traditions, and teaching spiritual and emotional health.

ARTICLE - From Heart Problems to Heart HealthDownload Now!

[PDF - 960KB]

HEART HEALTH, MEN
From Heart Problems to Heart Health
(2-page article)

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.

 
ARTICLE - John Lost 10 Pounds in Five Months and Gained MuscleDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.1MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, MEN
John Lost 10 Pounds in Five Months and Gained Muscle
(4-page article)

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)

Ten Download Now!

[PDF - 246KB]

NUTRITION, SPECIAL OCCASION
Ten "Doable" Ways You Can Enjoy Meals on Special Days
(1-page tool)

Interactive education tool to help your clients choose healthy eating methods they can use at holiday, feast day or party meals. Clients check off what they can do, then show their accomplishments to you or a health care provider.

How to Survive the Miles and the TemptationsDownload Now!

[PDF - 547KB]

NUTRITION, HEALTHY TRAVEL EATING
How to Survive the Miles and the Temptations
(2-page article)

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.

 
My Native Plate

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[PDF - 998KB]

My Native Plate

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[PDF - 1.72MB]

NUTRITION, PORTION CONTROL
My Native Plate
(2-page tool)

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.

 
Eating Issues and Nutrition Tips for Educators Using My Native PlateDownload Now!

[PDF - 620KB]

NUTRITION, PORTION CONTROL
Eating Issues and Nutrition Tips for Educators Using My Native Plate
(1-page tool)

Designed to give information to educators using My Native Plate and help them use it more effectively. Includes five key issues that affect people's eating habits, and instruction on where to find and print out colorful nutrition handouts from the USDA.

RECIPE - Whole Wheat Fry Bread recipeDownload Now!

[PDF - 383KB]

NUTRITION, RECIPE
Whole Wheat Fry Bread
(1-page tool)

Easy-to-follow, one-page recipe shows how to make fry bread in a healthier way, using whole wheat flour and canola oil. Photo of fry bread pieces illustrates what a portion size should be.

 
Nutrition ArticleDownload Now!

[PDF - 4.4MB]

NUTRITION, POTLUCKS
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.

Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 3.8MB]

NUTRITION, PORTION CONTROL
The Bigger-Than-Life Portion
(3-page article)

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!

 
Nutrition ArticleDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.3MB]

NUTRITION, EATING HABITS
Fast Food Plan That Works
(2-page article)

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.

Hidden Sugars Tear Off SheetsDownload Now!

[PDF - 94KB]

NUTRITION
Hidden Sugars

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).

 
Hidden Fats Tear Off SheetsDownload Now!

[PDF - 112KB]

NUTRITION
Hidden Fats

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).

Hidden Sugars and Fats Tear Off SheetsDownload Now!

[PDF - 103KB]

NUTRITION
Hidden Sugars and Fats

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).

Culture Kickboxing and confidence.Download Now!

[PDF - 1.6MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, GOAL SETTING
Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence - It’s a Winning Combination!
(3-page article)

Tleena helps women use their cultural teachings to get fit. In kickboxing, like making moccasins, she teaches putting intention into the activity. "I teach them to place intention on themselves when kickboxing, to think about knocking down their fears, worries, or insecurities."

Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.5MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, WOMEN
From Crazy to Control
(4-page article)

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)

 
Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.1MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, MEN
John Lost 10 Pounds in Five Months and Gained Muscle
(4-page article)

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)

My Weight Loss PlanDownload Now!

[PDF - 946KB]

WEIGHT LOSS
My Weight Loss Plan
(1-page tool)

Six questions with spaces for answers will guide your clients in developing their personal plans to lose weight. Can be used with a more in-depth article on developing weight loss plans: Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals. [PDF - 404KB] Both can be used in weight loss classes or during one-on-one education.

 
Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 1.9MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, DEPRESSION
Why We Gain Weight, How We Lose Weight
(5-page article)

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)

Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.3MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, YOUTH
"This is me now."
(3-page article)

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.

 
Health for Native LifeDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.9MB]

WEIGHT LOSS, GENERAL, ELDERS
Change Your Life: "It’s so simple!"
(8-page article)

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)

Beat It!Download Now!

[PDF - 717KB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Beat It!
(poster)

Full-color poster features a Tlingit/Muckleshoot boy drumming. Parents of pre-school-age children are encouraged to help them be active, stay at healthy weights and prevent diabetes. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

Outshine It!Download Now!

[PDF - 4.7MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Outshine It!
(poster)

Full-color poster features a Haliwa-Saponi high-school-age girl dancing. Children her age are inspired to be active, stay at healthy weights and prevent diabetes. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

 
Tackle It!Download Now!

[PDF - 2.8MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Tackle It!
(poster)

Full-color poster features a Navajo middle-school-age boy playing football. Children his age are inspired to be active, stay at healthy weights and prevent diabetes. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

Conquer It!Download Now!

[PDF - 4.2MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Conquer It!
(poster)

Full-color poster features a Chickasaw elementary-school-age girl climbing a wall. Children her age are inspired to be active, stay at healthy weights and prevent diabetes. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

 
Being active is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 5MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Being active is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Hualapai teen holding a basketball. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active, enjoys learning about Hualapai culture, and wants to role model good health to youth. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

Being multicultural is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 6.5MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Being multicultural is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Colville teen in traditional and modern clothing. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active by powwow dancing, eats traditional foods, and shows respect for her family. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

 
Harvesting food is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 6.7MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Harvesting food is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Skokomish teen holding freshly-harvested vegetables. Quick information is listed in a box that tells his favorite vegetable, how he avoids pop, fast food, drugs, and alcohol, and his motto to make his family proud. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

Having self-discipline is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 5.8MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Having self-discipline is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Shoshone/Paiute boy in a martial arts pose. Quick information is listed in a box that tells his favorite sports of basketball and soccer, how he limits screen time to 30 minutes a day, and how he values his Native culture. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

 
Spending time outdoors is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 6.4MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Spending time outdoors is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Navajo teen with his horse. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how he is cutting back on pop, stays active by doing ranch-related activities, and shows respect for his parents. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

Staying fit is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 5.6MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Staying fit is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a White Mountain Apache girl on a treadmill. Quick information is listed in a box that tells her favorite sports, how she drinks water instead of pop, and her goal of excelling in running and basketball. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

 
Using your talent is traditional!Download Now!

[PDF - 6.8MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION
Using your talent is traditional!
(poster)

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Navajo teen holding a clarinet. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she did a Sunrise Dance to honor her family, stays active by playing tennis, and plans to encourage Native youth to play music. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

Breastfeeding PosterDownload Now!

[PDF - 2.7MB]

YOUTH DIABETES PREVENTION, BREASTFEEDING
Breastfeeding Promotion
(poster)

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.

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Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov