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Friday, April 18, 2014

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



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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: 90-Day Journal for Wellness A River Runs Through Us: 90-Day Journal for Wellness

310-page 90-day journal, spiral bound with glossy cover, is designed to help you on your journey to wellness. Easy-to-fill-out sections for recording blood sugar test results, eating, exercise and feelings. Daily message about diabetes self-care with ample room for recording thoughts.  Also includes full-color photos and quotes of Native Americans and Alaska Natives to inspire readers with thoughts on wellness.  Tabbed section in the back provides diabetes information. Makes a great gift or incentive for anyone interested in wellness of mind, body, spirit and emotion.  
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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.  Order as a set with A River Runs Through Us 90 Day Journal for Wellness. 
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Being active is traditional! Being active is traditional!

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. 
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Being multicultural is traditional! Being multicultural is traditional!

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. 
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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 and Your Feelings Diabetes and Your Feelings

*This item is currently out of stock.*

20-page basic booklet describes common emotions people have when they find out they have diabetes. This helps readers understand that acknowledging strong feelings during their journey with diabetes is important to wellness. Easy to read. 
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Eagle Book Series Eagle Book Series

Set of 4 Eagle Books for pre-school through grade school children, beautifully illustrated with Native American characters and wise animals. These books inspire and encourage young readers to find joy in physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning about health and diabetes prevention.  A teachers guide entitled The Eagle Book Series: A Guide for
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Eagle Book Series - Big Books Eagle Book Series - Big Books

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Oversized version of the set of 4 Eagle Books. These set books are 16" x 18" and are intended for use by classroom teachers or adults reading to children in a group setting, (i.e. reading circle.) These books inspire and encourage young readers to find joy in physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning about health and diabetes prevention. A teachers guide entitled The Eagle Book Series: A Guide for
Educators and Communities
is also available on the catalog.  
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Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities

60 page Guide on how to use the set of 4 Eagle Books for cultural, physical, and nutritional activities.  The activities, designed for classrooms (Head Start through 4th grade) and other community sites (e.g., home, libraries, community centers), are organized into five areas - storytelling, Native American culture and health, learning about healthy foods, participating in physical activity and diabetes prevention. 
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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
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From Heart Problems to Heart Health From Heart Problems to Heart Health

2-page article features Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) who had unstable angina. 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. Article lists tips to a healthy heart and six signs of a heart attack and heart disease.

 
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Harvesting food is traditional! Harvesting food is traditional!

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. 
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Having self-discipline is traditional! Having self-discipline is traditional!

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. 
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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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Hummingbird's Squash Hummingbird's Squash

394-page novel for preteens and teens, Hummingbird’s Squash continues the story of the Coyote and The Turtle’s Dream characters which orginated from the set of 4 Eagle Books. In this book, Hummingbird pursues an ambitious plan to grow healthy foods that will help the community prevent type 2 diabetes. As the book progresses, she learns what it means to embrace all of one’s relatives and honor the wisdom of ancestors. Features captivating drawings and a glossary. 
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I Am a Proud Father I Am a Proud Father

1-page article on promoting spiritual and mental health in Native families. Victor Rodriquez (Yaqui) talks about raising his daughters in a multi-cultural way, and supporting his wife Deonnah (Puyallup) as a mother in this.

 
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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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Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes

*This item is currently out of stock.*

151-page, full-color book written by Barbara Mora (Paiute/Dine). She describes her emotional journey with diabetes, and how she battled with denial and depression before learning how to take care of herself and live a joyful life. A must-read for those newly diagnosed with diabetes, those in denial or depressed because of diabetes, and health care providers wanting to better understand the emotional impact of a diabetes diagnosis.  
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Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes

Three audio CD set of the book written by Barbara Mora (Paiute/Dine), recorded by the author, complete with audio effects and flute music played by Bob Mora, the author's husband. Barbara talks about her emotional journey with diabetes, and how she battled with denial and depression before learning how to take care of herself and live a joyful life. A valuable inspirational tool for those newly diagnosed with diabetes, those in denial or depressed because of diabetes, and health care providers wanting to better understand the emotional impact of a diabetes diagnosis.  
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Why We Gain Weight, How We Lose Weight Why We Gain Weight, How We Lose Weight

5-page article featuring three members of the Catawba Tribe of South Carolina who 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.

 
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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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My Blood Sugar Goals, My A1C Goal My Blood Sugar Goals, My A1C Goal

Easy-to-read 1-page education tool to help your clients know their current blood sugar and A1C levels, and set goals. Assist clients to fill in simple bars that will show the relationship between their A1C numbers and average blood sugars.

 
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Checking Your Blood Pressure Regularly Can Help You Improve Your Health Checking Your Blood Pressure Regularly Can Help You Improve Your Health

High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and eye or kidney problems. This 1-page article explains the benefits of regularly checking blood pressure, who's at risk for high blood pressure, and how simple diet and lifestyle changes can lower the risk of health complications.

 
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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

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

 
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