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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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



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

3-page article features Acoma Pueblo member, Esther Felipe, who entered her first 3-mile run, at age 57. That was 20 years ago! Now Esther runs 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons. She is an unstoppable role model. Readers will come away with the knowledge that a person is never “too old” to start getting fit.

 
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Diabetes Prevention

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General Diabetes

Health Promotion
Taking Care of Your Kidneys Taking Care of Your Kidneys

16-page basic booklet explains how kidneys work, causes of kidney infections, signs of bladder and kidney infections, and prevention and treatment of kidney damage. Easy to read. 
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Kidney
The Healing Power of Beading The Healing Power of Beading

In this 5-page article, Barbara Mora, author of Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes, talks about how beading helped her overcome depression: It is meditative and allows her to process her feelings, quietly and creatively.

 
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Behavioral Health
The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any Age The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any Age

This 6-page article features members of the White Mountain Apache and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, who are middle-aged and older telling 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!

 
Printable Materials Elders

Patients/Clients
Exercise
A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma

This 3-page article explains how 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.

 
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A River Runs Through Us: Inspirations of Wellness A River Runs Through Us: Inspirations of Wellness

244-page spiral bound, full-color book is a collection of wise words and photos of Native Americans and Alaska Natives from around the country.  Includes quotes from members of the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention's Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee . Great positive role modeling tool. 
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Behavioral Health

General Diabetes
Balancing Your Food Choices: Nutrition and Diabetes Balancing Your Food Choices: Nutrition and Diabetes

108-page supplemental curriculum that focuses on nutrition and diabetes, designed to be used with the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum. Eight teaching sessions include in-depth information on nutrition and diabetes with handout visuals. Designed for you to print the pages and tab labels, and assemble in a binder for easy use.  
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Balancing Your Life and Diabetes  Balancing Your Life and Diabetes

208-page curriculum provides basic information about type 2 diabetes and diabetes self-care. Twelve teaching sessions with handout visuals to be used by health professionals to provide diabetes education in a one-on-one or group setting.  Designed for you to print the pages and tab labels, and assemble in a binder for easy use.                                 
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Beautiful Beginnings: Pregnancy and Diabetes Beautiful Beginnings: Pregnancy and Diabetes

106-page supplemental curriculum that focuses on pregnancy and diabetes, designed to be used with the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum. Seven teaching sessions include in-depth information on pre-gestational and gestational diabetes with handout visuals. Designed for you to print the pages and tab labels, and assemble in a binder for easy use. 
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Being a Better Man Being a Better Man

This 1-page article features the story of Eldrid Martinez (Tohono O’odham), who used to put substance use above taking care of his diabetes. He changed his life, gave up substances, started taking care of himself and his family members, and learned traditional and spiritual ways. 
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Men's Health
Blood Glucose Pattern Control  – A Guide For People Who Use Insulin Blood Glucose Pattern Control – A Guide For People Who Use Insulin

36-page booklet explains what blood glucose pattern control is and how to achieve it. Explains carbohydrate counting/portions, physical activity, and insulin dosing/adjusting. Also includes a "Blood Glucose, Food and Activity Record" to photocopy.

 
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Blood Glucose
Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care

A 3-page article about how to eat healthy at gatherings. One woman 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.

 
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Change Your Life - Change Your Life - "It's so simple!"

An 8-page article featuring seven Alaska Native People who 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.

 
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Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean For Me? Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does It Mean For Me?

A 13-page booklet for clients who have been told they have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Provides information and answers to questions.

 
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Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence

3-page article about Tleena Ives (Port Gamble/S’Klallam). She shares her motivating story of how she overcame low self-esteem by working out, losing weight, getting fit, and eventually competing in triathlons. Tleena tells how she uses cultural teachings to put positive intentions into her workouts. She lists five tips for losing weight and getting fit. 
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Diabetes Basics Diabetes Basics

2-page tool is an easy-to-read question and answer sheet explaining prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It helps patients and clients better understand how to prevent diabetes, and helps the newly-diagnosed to obtain a basic understanding of diabetes and diabetes management.

 
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Eye Damage Eye Damage "Retinopathy"

16-page basic booklet that defines retinopathy. It also explains the risk factors for developing retinopathy and ways to prevent and treat it. Easy to read. 
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Eyes
Fast Food Plan That Works! Fast Food Plan That Works!

2-page article about how Grace Goad (Timbisha Shoshone) 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 menus.

 
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Fitness, Feelings & Family Fitness, Feelings & Family

2-page article explores fitness trainer DeWayne Unger's (Siletz) life as an urban Indian, and how he is raising his three children in ways that are different from his own upbringing, while still instilling in them an appreciation for their Native heritage.

 
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For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure - Get Checked for Kidney Disease For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure - Get Checked for Kidney Disease

3-page printable pamphlet explains how having diabetes and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. This pamphlet explains the key risk factors and the importance of getting tested.

 
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Blood Pressure

Kidney
Four Teens Talk About Diabetes Four Teens Talk About Diabetes

7-minute DVD featuring four Native American teens who have diabetes. Each talks about the day they found out they had diabetes and how they felt. They progress to describe how they learned to take care of themselves, and how they started to feel happier. Ends on a very positive note, with each making plans for college and meaningful careers. Designed to be used with the curriculum, Youth Staying Healthy: A Type 2 Diabetes Curriculum for Teens
DVD Health Care Professionals

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Behavioral Health

General Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby

24-page basic booklet that defines gestational diabetes, and how to stay healthy if you have it. It also talks about the risk for developing diabetes after giving birth, and how to lower the risk for diabetes. Easy to read. 
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Pregnancy
He lost over 60 pounds: He lost over 60 pounds: "This Is Me Now."

3-page article about Sterling Warjack (Shoshone Bannock), 21 years old. He 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.

 
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Youth

Youth Educators
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Diabetes Prevention

Exercise

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Health for Native Life  (Diabetes Prevention Program Special Edition) Health for Native Life (Diabetes Prevention Program Special Edition)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes. This is a special edition featuring stories about the Diabetes Prevention Program and some of its participants.  

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Health for Native Life (Number 10)  Health for Native Life (Number 10)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes. This edition focuses on Elder fitness.  

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