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What is the Native American Diabetes Project?
The Native American Diabetes Project's goal is to help people eat healthy foods and increase exercise. This is done by working together with Native American communities. Ideas from the communities are used to make a program that is specifically designed for Rio Grande Pueblo people.
The Native American Diabetes Project was started to help people be strong in body and spirit. The Project is funded by a four year grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Diabetes is a major health problem for Native American people. Diabetes means having too much sugar in the blood. Diabetes complications can be postponed or prevented by keeping the blood sugar in good control. Blood sugar can be controlled by eating less fat and sugar and exercising more. Eating less fat and sugar and exercising more may prevent diabetes.
Strong in Body And Spirit
Strong In Body And Spirit is a program to help people eat less fat and sugar and exercise more. This is done by: listening to ideas from the community; suggesting exercises that are fun and good for everyone; helping people know foods to eat that are low in fat and and low in sugar but still taste good; and giving people ways to ask for help from family and friends to make these changes easier and fun.
This program was developed for your community with ideas from: tribal leaders; tribal health workers; Indian Health Service staff; and people with diabetes from your community.
We hope you will join us in this exciting program!
The Native American Diabetes Project curriculum is an educational program designed to improve the health of persons with diabetes and that of their families.
The project is based on 12 years of work with Indian peoples with diabetes and their families, and communities. This project is a joint effort involving community members, tribal leaders, and Indian Health service staff of the Rio Grande Pueblo communities for the past four years. The goal of the project is to develop a partnership approach to a community lifestyle intervention especially written for Pueblo communities. Many people from the Rio Grande Pueblo communities have contributed greatly to this project.
Why a Diabetes Education Project?
The Native American Diabetes Project's goal is to help people eat less fat and less sugar and exercise more. This is done by working together with Native American communities. Ideas from the communities are used to make a program that is specifically designed for Rio Grande Pueblo people.
The important educational goals of the project are:
It is our goal that by participating in this specially designed curriculum, Rio Grande Pueblo people will be Strong in Body and Spirit!
The Native American Diabetes Project staff expresses its appreciation to all participants, commentates, tribal leaders, tribal health workers, Indian Health Service staff and people with diabetes and their families.
Welcome to the Native American Diabetes Project! This project is an educational program designed to improve the health of people with diabetes and that of their families. And I'm so glad you're here!
Before we get started, let me tell you a little about the native American Diabetes Project. This project is a joint effort and involves community members like you, tribal leaders, and Indian Health Service staff of seven Rio Grande Pueblo commentates. The interview you did last year was used to help develop this program.
Let me tell you what you can expect from the project. The goal of the project is to encourage people to exercise more and eat less fat and eat less sugar. And here's how we are going to do that. We are going to be talking about:
So, let's get started. We're going to begin with a special story written by Georgia Perez of Nambe Pueblo. You can follow the story included in your folder while we listen on tape.