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(S.D.)-Video About Diabetes Among Lakota People Released

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 10/04/2012 10:30 AM
     EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) - A nonprofit organization on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has released a documentary in an effort to educate tribal members about diabetes prevention.
     The Cheyenne River Youth Project says the 30-minute video, titled "Diabetes Is Not Our Way," describes what diabetes is and the rise of the disease among the Lakota population. It also features efforts to prevent Type 2 diabetes among Cheyenne River's young people.
     The video is part of a public awareness campaign about diabetes on the reservation.
     The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation and the Lowenstein Foundation provided funding for the project.
     To view the video, visit www.Lakotayouth.org.


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