Native Americans have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the United States. This page is a collection of educational resources that I hope you find helpful. Please let us know if you have any resources you would like to add!
Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes » a wealth of free teaching sheets and handouts designed for Native Americans with diabetes
Native Voices – Native people’s concepts of health and illness » a multimedia presentation that discusses how Native people view health and healing.
Articles to Download
A Giant Step to Joy » Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma. A helpful article that discusses how the past traumas may be blocking diabetes self care. It discusses strategies to help move toward a more joyful life.
Awakening the Spirit Recipe Book » healthy recipes that incorporate familiar foods
Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives » Facts At-a-Glance
The Healing Power of Beading » a personal reflection on how reconnecting to beading helped to treat her depression and move her to a place of hope.
The Secret of Getting Fit at Any Age » personal testimonials-advanced-diabetes-workshop that describe where they found the motivation to start taking care of their health and exercising.