‘Finding the gift’ in diabetes
Media Outlet: Northern Life
Posted: Nov 10, 2011
Within the next 20 years, it is estimated that almost 30 per cent of First Nations people will have Type 2 diabetes.
If that stat holds true, the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre could be dealing with about 900 diabetes patients.
Dr. Tim Zmijowskyj, a family physician at the centre, said diabetes was virtually unknown within the aboriginal community as little as 65 years ago.
Now, it is a huge health concern.