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Commission on Native Children Virtual Hearing: Physical Health—Diabetes and Nutrition
This panel will examine trends in diabetes prevention, intervention and treatment and nutrition in Native communities, and innovative opportunities to transform the high incidence of diabetes and improve wellness for Native children and youth. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth have the highest prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes compared with youth of all other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Providers need to consider several important differences in approaches to testing and treatment of youth with diabetes, as compared with adults. As evidenced by the Special Diabetes Program at the Indian Health Service, diabetes, and childhood diabetes in particular, occurs at disproportionate rates for Native children and youth, and the program is demonstrating some success in reducing these rates. Successful community-based approaches to reduce the incidence of diabetes, provide appropriate treatment, and approaches to nutrition will be highlighted as effective means to address these issues. The panelists will provide practice-based, academic and research perspectives on opportunities and challenges to improve these health outcomes for Native children.

Mar 10, 2023 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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