IA2 Director Pens Op-Ed on Diabetes in American Indian Community

Aug. 15, 2012

 IA2 Executive Director Dave Baldridge has an op-ed on “Combating diabetes in the American Indian community.”

He reports on some positive outcomes with The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI). Some of the health outcomes — including reductions in blood sugar and LDL or bad cholesterol — are approaching or have exceeded national Healthy People 2020 goals.

The op-ed is posted online at:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/opinion/combating-diabetes-in-the-american-indian-community/14488/.

 

For more on SDPI, go to http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes/index.cfm?module=programsSDPI

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