November is National Diabetes Month, and this feature highlights the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services Diabetes Program and pharmacy’s offerings, including improved educational programs, new technology, and affordable access to necessary medications and products like insulin.
Twice as common among American Indians and Alaska Natives as the general population, almost 17 percent of Indigenous adults in Oklahoma are diagnosed with the disease.
Shelby Parsons joined CPN’s Diabetes Initiative as a nurse and case manager, helping patients manage their diabetes.
Maggi Gilbert recently joined CPN as a registered dietitian at FireLake Wellness Center. She enjoys her new job that includes patient care, cooking demos and grocery store tours.