Managing diabetes involves tracking blood sugar, nutrition, exercise and insulin, among other things. Native Americans are twice as likely as whites to have diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers are developing new technologies—from food tracking apps, glucose monitors and insulin pumps—that are available to Native people with diabetes. We’ll hear from experts on how these tools might help make living with diabetes easier and even increase health outcomes.
Dr. Ann Bullock (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe/Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) – director of the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention at the Indian Health Service
Dr. Richard Arakaki – Phoenix area diabetes consultant for the Indian Health Service
Alberta Rand (Navajo) – certified diabetes educator at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center’s Diabetes Center of Excellence and a registered nurse
Debra Byrd (Yakama Tribe) – program manager of the Wak’ishwi (wuh-kish-we) Program
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