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Grant issued for diabetes study among members of two tribes





Creighton University has been awarded a $207,000 grant to study diabetes among members of two tribes.

Members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will take part in the two-year study. The research will determine whether traditional Talking Circles can help diabetics manage their disease.

"We believe that using culturally appropriate Talking Circles will result in better adherence and outcomes for diabetes management by American Indians than diabetes education in a classroom setting,” principal investigator Marlene Wilken said in a press release.

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Creighton to study diabetes among Nebraska tribes (AP 9/5)