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The impact of diabetes on flathead reservation Native Americans


, : The impact of diabetes on flathead reservation Native Americans. Ethnicity and Disease 15(3, Suppl. 4): 70-71

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases among Native Americans throughout the United States. About 15 percent of Native Americans who receive Indian Health Services today have been diagnosed with diabetes. Late-stage complications of diabetes include coronary artery disease, loss of renal function, increased instance of stroke, diabetic retinopathy, and peripheral vascular disease. The personal, family, economic, and social impacts of these complications are enormous.

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