American Diabetes Association Web Site

According to the American Diabetes Association,

  • Diabetes affects 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the U.S Population.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Nearly 17 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes, the highest among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.
  • 2.2 times higher — Likelihood of American Indians and Alaska Natives to have diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites
  • 68% — Percent increase in diabetes from 1994 to 2004 in American Indian and Alaska Native youth aged 15-19 years
  • 95% — Percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes who have type 2 diabetes (as opposed to type 1 diabetes)

Joslin Diabetes Center Web Site

Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s leading diabetes research and clinical care organization. At Joslin, the world’s best researchers and clinicians prevent, treat and strive to cure diabetes and its complications. Our discoveries improve the lives of people with diabetes worldwide and offer the greatest hope for a cure.



The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation shall promote spirituality, strong family values, education, social stability, economic independence, and the well-being of Tribal Members, employees, and guests in a healthy and supportive environment.

The ultimate goal is to protect and advance the sovereign rights of the Tribal Nation in order to build and preserve a cultural, social, and economic foundation that can never be undermined or destroyed.


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The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is a champion of Native children’s health. They view all children as sacred blessings who hold great potential for all communities. They are dedicated to the active choices we can make so our children live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives.

With an attitude of professionalism, and a platform of evidence-based information, NB3 Foundation is a professional change-maker that supports community partners to actively manage issues surrounding Native children’s health.