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Fort Mojave Tribe battles high rate of diabetes


The Fort Mojave Tribe of Arizona hopes new eye screening equipment will help in the fight against diabetes.

The Fort Mojave Indian Health Center recently installed an imaging system to screen tribal members for diabetes-related vision problems. Previously, patients had to go to Phoenix or Parker for eye exams.

But now the tribe can catch the problems earlier and closer to home, said optometrist Janelle Froelich. Blindness is one of the potential outcomes of untreated diabetes.

The tribe's center is funded by the Indian Health Services.

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New technology makes eye exams easier for tribe (AP 10/7)