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Gila River Indian Community struggles with diabetes


With more than half of Pima adults diagnosed with diabetes, the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is waging a battle against the deadly disease.

Last week, the tribe opened two dialysis centers. The facilities cost $10 million and include state-of-the-art equipment.

Two weeks ago, the tribe opened a a health resource center to emphasize nutrition and exercise. Experts say lifestyle changes are necessary to reduce the onset of diabetes in adults and young people.

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Fighting a deadly plague (The Arizona Republic 11/9)

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