Over 50% of California Indians have pre-diabetes

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According to a first-ever study released this month (March) by the 
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for 
Public Health Advocacy, 38% of California Native Americans aged 18-39 
and 51 percent of all adult Natives have prediabetes, a precursor to 
Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be avoided with a healthy diet 
and increased physical activity.

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I have attached three photos with suggested captions (below) of a 
March 18 "Plant a Garden Container" workshop held at the Auburn, CA; 
clinic of the Chapa-De Indian Health Program.

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Patricia Smith (Sioux/Hoopa), Grass Valley, CA; Kristen Bradley, 
certified diabetes instructor and dietician, Auburn, CA; and Shawna 
Jackson, (Hoopa), Sacramento, CA; gave a March 18th "Plant a Garden 
Container" workshop at the Auburn clinic of the Chapa-De Indian Health 
Program. The workshop offered Native American patients and family 
members of the Auburn and Grass Valley Chapa -De community hands-on 
training on ways to composite, transplant and harvest vegetables in 
various-sized containers. According to a first-ever study released 
this month (March) by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and 
the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 38% of California 
Native Americans aged 18-39 and 51 percent of all adult Natives have 
prediabetes, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, which can be avoided with 
a healthy diet and increased physical activity. Smith, Bradley and 
Jackson are members of the Chapa-De swim team that participated in the 
2015 PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim week. For further information
contact: www.chapa-de.org

and www.pathstar.org.
Photo Courtesy: Patricia Harris Smith

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 Native Americans examine edible seeds to plant in 5-gallon buckets. 
The Natives participated in a March 18th "Plant a Garden Container" 
workshop at the Auburn, CA; clinic of the Chapa-De Indian Health 
Program. The workshop, offered to Native patients and family members 
of the Auburn and Grass Valley Chapa -De community, gave hands-on 
training on ways to composite, transplant and harvest vegetables in 
various-sized containers. According to a first-ever study released 
this month (March) by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and 
the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 38% of California 
Native Americans aged 18-39 and 51 percent of all adult Natives have 
prediabetes, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, which can be avoided with 
a healthy diet and increased physical activity. The workshop was 
presented by members of the Chapa-De swim team that participated in 
the 2015 PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim week. For further information
contact:www.chapa-de.org

and www.pathstar.org.
Photo Courtesy: Patricia Harris Smith

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Native Americans check to see that they have the right amount of 
edible seeds to plant in 5-gallon buckets. The Natives participated in 
a March 18th "Plant a Garden Container" workshop at the Auburn, CA; 
clinic of the Chapa-De Indian Health Program. The workshop, offered to 
Native patients and family members of the Auburn and Grass Valley 
Chapa -De community, gave hands-on training on ways to composite, 
transplant and harvest vegetables in various-sized containers. 
According to a first-ever study released this month (March) by the 
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for 
Public Health Advocacy, 38% of California Native Americans aged 18-39 
and 51 percent of all adult Natives have prediabetes, a precursor to 
Type 2 diabetes, which can be avoided with a healthy diet and 
increased physical activity. The workshop was presented by members of 
the Chapa-De swim team that participated in the 2015 PATHSTAR Alcatraz 
Swim Week. For further information contact: www.chapa-de.org 
andwww.pathstar.org

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Photo Courtesy: Patricia Harris Smith