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A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020 A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020

This 256-page full-color journal features photos and quotes from Tribal community members. It includes daily messages, a section to identify feelings and thoughts, and a place to track your self-care activities on your wellness journey. Let the words inside you be your guide to good health of mind, body, and spirit.

If you are hosting a class or event for American Indian/Alaska Native people and would like to request more than the posted quantity limit, please call 1-844-447-3387 or email diabetesprogram@ihs.gov
Behavioral Health
General Diabetes
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Book
Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetic Eye Disease

This 2-page easy to read handout describes diabetic eye disease and the importance of having an eye exam every year to prevent or slow eye disease.

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  • Self-print
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Eyes Elders
Health Care Professionals
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
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
General Diabetes
Health Promotion
Physical Activity/Exercise
Elders
Patients/Clients
Self-print
Information About Type 2 Diabetes Information About Type 2 Diabetes

This one-page and easy-to-read education handout offers basic information about Type 2 diabetes and includes a list of the symptoms of high blood sugar.

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  • Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper
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Blood Glucose
General Diabetes
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Youth Educators
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
Support Through the Years Support Through the Years

Native American couple of 41 years describes the support they provide to each other living with type 2 diabetes.

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Behavioral Health Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Video
Taking Diabetes Medicines Taking Diabetes Medicines

This two-page handout offers numerous ideas about taking diabetes medicines, including ways to keep health care providers informed, ways to remember to take medication, and tips on being safe with medicines.

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  • Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper
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Blood Glucose
General Diabetes
Health Promotion
Medication
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Youth Educators
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
The Healing Power of Beading The Healing Power of Beading

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. This 5-page article contains a list of the other steps and people who helped Barbara overcome depression and become happy.

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Behavioral Health Elders
Patients/Clients
Self-print
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!

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Physical Activity/Exercise Elders
Patients/Clients
Self-print
Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Tips for Managing Blood Sugar

This one-page education handout offers tips for managing blood sugar with four easy-to-remember ideas on healthy eating, staying active, and reducing stress.

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Blood Glucose
General Diabetes
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Youth Educators
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Tear-off Pad
Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes – Updated 2017 Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes – Updated 2017

This is a 151-page, full-color book written by Barbara Mora (Paiute/Diné). Barbara describes her emotional journey with diabetes through a cultural perspective. She also shares her struggle with denial and depression before learning how to take care of herself and her diabetes, helping her to live a joyful life. A must-read for those living with diabetes, their family members or support system, and health care providers wanting to better understand the emotional impact of having diabetes.

If you are hosting a class or event for American Indian/Alaska Native people and would like to request more than the posted quantity limit, please call 1-844-447-3387 or email diabetesprogram@ihs.gov. 
Behavioral Health
General Diabetes
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Book
Working With the Diabetes Health Care Team Working With the Diabetes Health Care Team

This one-page, colorful handout offers a schedule of routine medical care recommendations for managing diabetes, as well as topics to discuss with diabetes educators for support in learning to live well with diabetes.

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Behavioral Health
Blood Glucose
General Diabetes
Health Promotion
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
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Youth Educators
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
_My Native Plate - Updated _My Native Plate - Updated

This nutrition education tool uses a plate as a guide to show balanced meals with reasonable portion sizes. The front features a sample meal with traditional foods. The back shows 3 more sample meals and tips to add variety to meals and snacks.

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    Placemat-sized (12 x 16)
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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma

Understanding historical grief and trauma and how it impacts Native people today is one of the first steps to preventing and managing diabetes. Read this 3-page article 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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Behavioral Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Author Barbara Mora Injecting Insulin Demonstration Author Barbara Mora Injecting Insulin Demonstration

Barbara Mora, Paiute/Diné author of "Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes" role-models diabetes self-care for individuals using insulin. Individuals should talk with their health care provider to learn how to learn how to inject insulin.

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Medication Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Video
Author Barbara Mora Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin Author Barbara Mora Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin

Barbara Mora, Paiute/Diné author of "Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes" describes her personal experience with letting go of her fear of insulin.

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Medication Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Video
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 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.

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Men's Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Breastfeeding Promotion Breastfeeding Promotion

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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Health Promotion
Pregnancy
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
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. 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.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Change Your Life - It's so simple! 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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General Diabetes
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Chronic Kidney Disease – What Does it Mean for Me? Chronic Kidney Disease – What Does it Mean for Me?

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 14-page booklet. What does that mean? And what does it mean for your health and your life?

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General Diabetes
Kidney
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Booklet/Brochure
Self-print
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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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Self-print
Development of Indigenous Knowledge in Public Health: Epistemic Diversity as an Essential Component of Health Equity Development of Indigenous Knowledge in Public Health: Epistemic Diversity as an Essential Component of Health Equity

Bonnie Duran, PhD talks about new scholarship on Western knowledge production and how the production of this knowledge has affected health disparities among indigenous peoples in the U.S. and worldwide.
(53:34 minutes)

MP3 [25 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 140 KB] | Handout [PDF – 2.6 MB] 

Behavioral Health Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
Podcast
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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Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Doctor Can You Hear My Spirit? Collision or Collaboration as Two Worlds Meet in Clinic Doctor Can You Hear My Spirit? Collision or Collaboration as Two Worlds Meet in Clinic

Helen Maldonado, PA-C, CDE, sheds personal light on the subject of being a Native woman working for her community as a medical provider with experience in traditional healing.
(54:16 minutes)

MP3 [25 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 137 KB] | Handout [PDF – 825 KB] 

Behavioral Health Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
Podcast
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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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print