Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country

Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country
Film Location: 
South Dakota

In 1993, the US Public Health/Indian Health Service reported that 40% of all persons forty years and older residing on American Indian reservations have diabetes. This video visits the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Nebraska as well as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Porcupine Lakota communities in South Dakota to present community solutions to this urgent health crisis. Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country features Lorelei DeCora, a Winnebago public health nurse. She presents one of the most compelling arguments for a culturally-based approach to the treatment and prevention of diabetes among Native Americans.