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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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


Ideas and Inspirations

Uplifting videos, stories, and photographs of people and programs making a difference in Indian Country.

Tucson Indian Center Native Youth Coalition Make a Difference, AZ

Tucson Indian Center Native Youth Coalition Make a Difference, AZ

Running time: 3:23
Support Through the Years
Support Through the Years
Running time: 4:18
Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin, by Barbara Mora
Author Barbara Mora
Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin
Running time: 4:52
Injecting Insulin is Part of My Diabetes Self-Management, by Barbara Mora
Author Barbara Mora
Injecting Insulin Demonstration
Running time: 4:50
Clarissa Bowers, Tommi Billie, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Big Cypress Reservation
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Pathways Walking Program
Running time: 1:27
Cowlitz Tribal Health Walk
7th Annual
Cowlitz Tribal Health Walk
Running time: 4:50
Tulalip Community Garden
Tulalip Community Garden
Running time: 6:48
Nikki Sam (Mille Lacs Teen with Diabetes)
Nikki Sam
Mille Lacs Teen with Diabetes
Running time: 1:15
Summercise (Alaska Summer Youth Program)
Summercise
Alaska Summer Youth Program
Running time: 4:52
Sterling Warjack, Shoshone Bannock, ID
Boxer Sterling Warjack
Shoshone Bannock
Running time: 2:05
4 Tucson Families (Keeping Kids Healthy)
Four Tucson Families
Keeping Kids Healthy
Running time: 3:12
Native Pedometer Trekking
Native Pedometer
Trekking Program
Running time: 3:22
Using Google Maps Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
to plan your course.
Slide 5
Household Circuit
Activity Program
Running time: 2:01
Household Circuit Form [PDF - 37KB]

FEATURED STORY

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Pascua Yaqui Seniors Inspire With Their Commitment to Fitness
June 2014, Tucson, Arizona

There’s a senior (age 55 and older) fitness movement going on at the Pascua Yaqui Tribe near Tucson, Arizona. It’s spreading to more seniors and inspiring countless adults, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The instigators are unstoppable because they are seniors -- seniors who have been energized and know firsthand the benefits of being fit.

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Pre-reservation Lunch Gets San Carlos Apache Staff Remembering Catfish and Culture
April 2014, San Carlos, Arizona

More members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are trying traditional foods like cholla (cactus) buds, acorn dumplings, pack rat, and quail -- thanks to the Traditional Western Apache Diet Program. The White Mountain Tribe, Tonto Apache Tribe, and Yavapai-Apache Nation are also participating in the program. The goal of the program is to analyze the pre-reservation Western Apache diet. It is a first step in encouraging tribal members to return to a more traditional diet.

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Tucson Indian Center Clients Burn Bacon, Prevent Diabetes
February 2014, Tucson, Arizona

Every Wednesday morning a group of Native people from a variety of tribes gathers at the Tucson Indian Center for camaraderie, a healthy snack, diabetes prevention information, and a walk. This is not a round-the-block stroll: It's a brisk walk of over two miles.

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Two Women Changed Their Lives by Walking, Walking, Walking!
February 2014, Tucson, Arizona

Native people living in and near Tucson, Arizona, are finding a way to become fit, or keep their fitness regimens going strong. Once a week they can join a walking group held at the Tucson Indian Center in downtown Tucson.

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NEWS WORTHY

Woman at computer typing a digital story script
The Power of Digital Storytelling
January 2014

When Port Gamble/S'Klallam Tribal member Tleena Ives and her sister first watched Tleena's digital story, Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov they cried. Her story is called "Tleena's Paddle." In it she compares her journey of losing 100 pounds to a traditional canoe paddle on the waters of the Coast Salish people. While watching, Tleena realized she had a story to tell, one that could help people. She also acknowledged the pain she had gone through, and that the pain was temporary. "When I see the pictures of me struggling, I know that they were just moments. They were not permanent. I realized I can overcome adversity."

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Native American Rehabilitation Association, Inc.
Four SDPI Grantee Programs Inspire Viewers
November 2013

The Division of Diabetes launched its new SDPI Grantee Showcase webinar series in September, with programs from Alaska, Oregon, and Montana giving presentations on the general philosophies and specific action steps that are making their programs successful.

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Advocacy Award - The Fond du Lac Reservation Human Services Diabetes Team, Cloquet, Minnesota
American Diabetes Association Awards Three SDPI Programs
August 2013, Traverse City, Michigan

Three Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees were presented with American Diabetes Association's (ADA) John Pipe Voices for Change Awards at the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference on August 27.

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PREVIOUSLY FEATURED NEWS WORTHY

Marisa Pigeon showing an unhealthy artery during Diabetes Bingo
Lower Sioux Tribe's Diabetes Bingo Offers a Memorable Blend
of Facts and Fun
May 2013, Morton, Minnesota

Diabetes Bingo has helped Joseph Good Thunder
He's Proof That Diabetes Bingo is Not Just Fun and Games
May 2013, Morton, Minnesota

Lifestyle Balance class participants
Flexibility, Compassion, and Support are Keys to Success of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis' Diabetes Program
February 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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MORE GOOD DIABETES NEWS

Let's Move! in Indian Country
May 2013

Let's Move! in Indian Country Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. This is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Video PSAs Give Clear, Positive Message – "Life is sacred. Choose to be healthy."
April 2012, Cherokee, North Carolina

Three, short PSAs, produced by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, feature Tribal members running, gardening, reflecting on youth, and getting back on a healthy lifestyle track. These videos contain beautiful visuals, heartfelt narrative, and uplifting messages.

Chief Hicks
PSA Videos: Chief Hicks Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
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Skilly
PSA Videos: Skilly Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
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Ulela
PSA Videos: Ulela Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
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For more information, or to contribute an idea for a story, contact:

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention e-mail: diabetesprogram@ihs.gov

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