Conference focuses on diabetes
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NOVEMBER 27, 2000

A conference on fighting the epidemic of diabetes in Indian Country is being held this week in Omaha, Nebraska, and includes a visit to the Winnebago Reservation.

Diabetes among the tribe was unheard of about 100 years ago. With the advent of commodity foods, change in diet, and a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes began to affect the community. The tribe's Whirling Thunder Wellness Center has a diabetes program which provides education, food, and other activities to help the community fight the problem.

Diabetes elsewhere has also had devastating effects. About 70,000 Native Americans suffer from diabetes, according to the Indian Health Service.

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