Tribe aggressively fighting diabetes
‘Turning the tide’ The Benewah Medical Center, a community health center operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, treats about 400 diabetics, who make up roughly 7 percent of the center’s patients. Diabetes is far more prevalent among American Indians than the rest of the population. The medical center, which serves Indian and non-Indian patients in Benewah County, has responded with aggressive prevention and treatment programs.
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