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.
The after school programs at CPN’s Tribal Youth facility is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12-17 to receive education focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, healthy life skills, and academic success. All programs are voluntary and are designed to help youth build a better community from an early age. Recently, the Read More »
A nice snack can come in handy if you’re on a hike, at the ball fields, or relaxing at your house during the long days of summer. Whether you’re an adult, kid, or elder, a small amount of food can mean a lot in regards to your health. Although an over-processed candy bar may Read More »
According to the American Diabetes Association, American Indians are at a 2.2 times higher risk of developing diabetes than other races. ADA also says that an estimated 30 percent of American Indians have pre-diabetes, while 95 percent of American Indians have type 2 diabetes as opposed to type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type Read More »
Since Nov. 2013, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Diabetes and Healthy Heart programs have put on a cooking demonstration once a month for individuals suffering from diabetes. Healthy Heart Coordinator and Dietitian, Torie Fuller MS RD/LD, has coordinated the monthly demonstrations along with help from other dietitians and interns from FireLake Wellness Center. Because Native Americans Read More »