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_Being Active is Traditional - New _Being Active is Traditional - New

This fact sheet reminds readers that being active has always been central to the heritage of American Indians and Alaska Native people. Get started, have fun, and enjoy the many health benefits outlined in this helpful guide.

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Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Patients/Clients Self-print
_Blood Pressure and Diabetes _Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Learn what high blood pressure (hypertension) is and how it can be controlled.

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Blood Pressure
General Diabetes
Heart
Kidney
Nutrition
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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_Carbohydrates by Color _Carbohydrates by Color

To keep it simple, you can use colors--colorful, brown, and white--to identify carbs. Use this fact sheet to help your patients/clients identify carbs by color.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
_Diabetes and Pregnancy - New _Diabetes and Pregnancy - New

New 2-page fact sheet offers information and tips on how to manage diabetes during and after pregnancy. Read and/or print for yourself, your family, or your patients!

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General Diabetes
Pregnancy
Patients/Clients Self-print
Tear-off Pad
_Fats and Heart Health _Fats and Heart Health

The types of fat we eat make a difference. Learn how to make heart-healthy fat choices using this colorful 2-page fact sheet.

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Health Promotion
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Nutrition
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
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_Find the Carbohydrates on My Native Plate _Find the Carbohydrates on My Native Plate

Knowing which foods have carbohydrates (carbs) is one of the first steps to choosing healthy foods. This fact sheet is for use with Carbohydrates by Color Fact Sheet.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
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_Healthy Eating on a Budget - New _Healthy Eating on a Budget - New

Healthy eating on a budget encourages engaging with food through meal planning, food shopping, food savings, and cooking. Links to recipes and food assistance resources included.

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Diabetes Prevention
Health Promotion
Nutrition
Patients/Clients Self-print
Tear-off Pad
_How To Get Started Walking _How To Get Started Walking

Print this easy-to-read 2-page tip sheet that encourages clients to start walking for exercise.

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Physical Activity/Exercise Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
_How To Walk Farther and Faster _How To Walk Farther and Faster

Print this easy-to-read 2-page tip sheet that gives clients ideas on how to walk farther and faster.

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Physical Activity/Exercise Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
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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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  • Full color version: Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper
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  • Ink-friendly version: Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper (best option for black and white printers)
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  • Order tear-off pad of 25 sheets
    Placemat-sized (12 x 16)
 
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
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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
Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals

This 1-page article offers an action-oriented plan for weight loss. The article shows how to set and meet realistic long- and short-term weight loss goals, measure progress, and be accountable. Suggests specific actions to replace generic goals and create weight loss success.

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Weight Newsletter Editors Self-print
Active play feels great! Active play feels great!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a boy holding a basketball. Parents learn that children need about 2 hours of active play each day. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Youth Educators 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
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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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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Youth
Youth Educators
Self-print
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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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Youth
Youth Educators
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
Coyote and The Turtle's Dream Coyote and The Turtle's Dream

236-page novel for teens and pre-teens, Coyote and The Turtle's Dream picks up where the Eagle Book series ends. It features characters from the original series, but expands to include family members, teachers and an elderly box turtle and introduces Arianna, a young girl with type 1 diabetes. It is an action-packed mystery adventure, that inspires readers to think about healthy lifestyles, protection of the Earth, loyalty to friends and respect for elders a Native American culture. Features captivating drawings and beautiful, full-color illustrations.   
Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Nutrition
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Book
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