What is diabetes mellitus?
Pre-Diabetes - blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus:
Natives of all ages and both sexes have a high prevalence of obesity. Obesity is a key contributor to diabetes and it is a grave issue among Natives. Increases in obesity and diabetes is relatively recent in Natives: In the Last 1-2 generations, we can be attribute these changes to the fact that their is a high abundance of foods that are extremely high in fat now available that weren't before and the transition from a very physical and active lifestyle to a relatively immobile, sedentary, low physical lifestyle.
We provide diabetes screenings here at AIHSC as well as out-patient diabetes care and treatment. Adjustments in care and treatment are done in collaboration with clinician and patient.