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Getting a diabetes diagnosis is scary. On top of the implications for your health, there’s an overwhelming barrage of instructions and medical advice. The information on diabetes is constantly evolving. American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have type 2 diabetes as whites, according to the CDC. The truth is—while the diagnosis is shocking—the disease can be managed with the right information and lifestyle changes. Is there more to managing diabetes than nutrition and blood sugar levels? What role does attitude play in keeping diabetes in check. What questions do you have about making sure diabetes is under control?
Barbara Mora (Paiute and Diné) – author of Using our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes and a diabetes wellness presenter
Kibbe Conti (Oglala Sioux) – Registered Dietitian and nutrition specialist at the Rapid City Indian Hospital
Lynnette Roberts (Port Gamble S’Klallam) – Diabetes Case Manager, Healthy Heart Program at the Seattle Indian Health Board