Navigation Links
Prairie Island Indian Community Supports Fight Against Diabetes Locally and Nationally
Date:5/29/2009

Donates to American Diabetes Association

Welch, Minn. (Vocus) May 29, 2009 -- The Prairie Island Indian Community understands the serious health issues that are associated with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes among Native Americans in the United States is 12.2% for those who are 19 years and older. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions among the Native American population and complications from diabetes are major causes of death and health issues. Another concern is that Type 2 diabetes is becoming more frequent in the population of Native American youth.

In an effort to support the battle of this serious disease, a check in the amount of $20,000 was presented on behalf of the Prairie Island Indian Community to the American Diabetes Association at their 2009 Annual Gala held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

"The Prairie Island Indian Community's support of the American Diabetes Association is just one aspect of how the community is working together to fight this disease," said Ron Johnson, Prairie Island Tribal Council President. "The Prairie Island Indian Community Clinic provides the best possible diabetes care and education for our members. We partner with the Mayo Clinic and Fairview Red Wing Medical Center as well as bring in an expert in the diabetes field to our clinic every month."

The Prairie Island Indian Community also maintains a herd of buffalo for the benefit of all members, called the Edwin Buck Jr. Memorial Project. This effort combines the spiritual significance of the buffalo in the Native American heritage with a modern day need for a healthy form of protein for the community. The herd began in March of 1992 with one male bison bull and has grown to over 35 bison today. Several times a year Prairie Island families are given buffalo meat, which is a very healthy, lean meat and a good choice for those who suffer from diabetes or may be susceptible to the disease.

"The Prairie Island Indian Community has a strong history of giving over the years," said Treasure Island General Manager Allan Kronberg. "We believe that by working on a local level in the Prairie Island Indian Community and supporting the national American Diabetes Association efforts, we will be able to make significant strides in controlling and eventually beating this disease."

Since 1994, the Prairie Island Indian Community, a federally recognized Indian Nation, has donated more than $15 million to a variety of civic and non-profit organizations. The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, located just south of Hastings, Minnesota. For more information visit www.prairieisland.org.

Contact: Cindy Taube   
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Direct: 651-385-2862    

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Prairie_Island/Indian_Community/prweb2472944.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Kyle Picha of Prairie du Chien, WI As Youth Advocate of the Year
2. Optim To Assist Prairie Community Health Center with Construction Scope Development
3. Growth in Rhode Island Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study
4. Turtle Island Oxygen Trust Sponsors Free Hyperbaric Treatments
5. Hangover in Paradise No More: Effective Hangover Remedy Reaches Hawaiian Islands
6. Rhode Island Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers; $1 Increase Gives State Highest Cigarette Tax in the Nation
7. Kashi Company Expands With New Island Vanilla(TM) Biscuit Cereal
8. Free Prescription Drug Card Launched in Rhode Island
9. Island Sun Tanning Beds Launches Economy-Buster Sale on Healthier, More Eco-friendly Home Tanning Beds
10. Orcas Family Health Center Installs First Ultrasound System on Island
11. First Coast Service Options Announces Start-up of New Medicare Contract in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Prairie Island Indian Community Supports Fight Against Diabetes Locally and Nationally
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are ... Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute ... presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription ... definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis ... four states – Kentucky , New ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 52" report to their offering. ... creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The ... that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza ... to cap sales considerably, but development is still in its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. Colombia ... ... ... ... Astellas is a pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: