Native American Resources

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!

Web Sites

Indian Health Services Resource link to an abundance of diabetes teaching tools and information »

A Catalog of Products developed by Indian Health Services »

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.