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Aug 12, 2009 ... DIABETES AMONG THE PIMA: STORIES OF SURVIVAL . By Carolyn Smith- Morris . Tucson : University of Arizona Press , 2006 . 248 pp. Hardbound, $45.00 . To the Pima Indians of the Gila River Indian Community in Southern Arizona, diabetes is a fact of life. Nearly half of all adult Pima are diabetic.


Intersectionality and Women's Health: Ethnographic Approaches to

African American Women. 6) Erica Prussing, White Man's Water: The Politics of Sobriety in a Native American. Community. 7) Carolyn Smith-Morris, Diabetes among the Pima: Stories of Survival. 8) Elisa Sobo, Choosing Unsafe Sex: AIDS- Risk Denial Among Disadvantaged. Women. 9) Claire Sterk, Fast Lives: Women Who ...


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HENRIETTA LOPEZ (Public Involvement Specialist, Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project): We are the same ... NARRATOR: Dr. Peter Bennett has devoted most of his professional life to studying diabetes among the. Pima. .... NARRATOR: The genocide of Native American peoples may be a familiar story, but its unfolding varied.


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Sep 2, 2009 ... Advance Access publication 7 September 2009. DIABETES AMONG THE PIMA: STORIES OF SURVIVAL By Carolyn Smith-Morris. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006. 248 pp. Hardbound, $45.00. To the Pirna Indians of the Gila River Indian Community in Southern Arizona, diabetes is a fact of life.


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Diabetes among the Pima: Stories of Survival. By Carolyn Smith-Morris. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006. 210 pages. $45.00 cloth; $22.00 paper. Having worked periodically as an applied medical anthropologist in the Gila. River Indian Community (GRIC) since 1993, I was eager to review Diabetes among the ...


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diabetes are in fact found the world over, not just among the Pima. And, whether they have the genes ... NARRATOR: The genocide of Native American peoples may be a familiar story, but its unfolding varied from tribe to ... It would be like saying to this entire country, okay, survive now without money. And how would you do ...


The Relationship Between High/Low Birth Weights And Future

5.8.2 Analyses of Association Between Birth Weight & Diabetes 38. Comparability of Cases and Controls ..... An excess in diabetes associated mortality among Native Americans compared to the US all-races ... example, among the Pima and other American Indians, environmental factors are thought to have a major ...


Sweet Blood: Toward an Environmental History of Diabetes, Chronic

cases of a disease within a given population at a specific time—of diabetes among the Pima as “15 ..... stories should emphasize the community's strength and survival in the face of more than two ... 12 For a very small sample of recent salient works, see J. Eric Oliver, Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity.


The In-Between People: Participation of Community Health

The “In-Between. People”: Participation of. Community Health. Representatives in. Diabetes Prevention and Care in. American Indian and Alaska Native. Communities ..... In a diabetes inter vention trial among Pima Indians, social support influ .... not only tell stories relevant to health promotion and support but to listen to ...


Diabetes and Behavior: American Indian Issues

to fat storage when food supplies were plentiful so that survival increased when food supplies became .... A strong family component in diabetes among the Pima has been reported by. Knowler et al. (1983) which .... Hagey (1984) reported traditional stories as useful in explaining and coping with. Am erican Indian and ...


1 When Our Water Returns: Gila River Indian Community and

Jun 27, 2009 ... Carolyn Smith-Morris in her book Diabetes Among the Pima: Stories of Survival says: “The world owes a huge debt of thanks to the Pimas for the knowledge of diabetes they made possible. More than receiving thanks, I think, they would like to be viewed for their resilience, their adaptability, and the strength ...


The Rise of Obesity and Diabetes with the Adoption of A Western

Your story matters. Citation. Martha McCoy, "The rise of obesity and diabetes with the adoption of a western diet: a case study of Native American communities". ( May 01, 2012). Accessed .... complications, gum disease, neuropathy, and social problems.13 Among Pima Indians, the death rate due to diabetes is 11.9 times ...


Food Perceptions and Concerns of Aboriginal Women Coping with

Neufeld HJT, Marchessault GDM. Per- ceptions of two generations of Aborig- inal women on causes of diabetes during pregnancy. Can J Diabetes. 2006;30:161- 168. 19. Smith-Morris C. Diabetes Among the. Pima: Stories of Survival. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press; 2006. 20. Kleinman A. Concepts and a model for.


Considering shared power and responsibility: Diabetic patients

We are indebted to the staff of the PCMH clinic that contributed to this project immensely by informing patients about our research and providing us with space to conduct the interviews. And, of course, we owe many thanks to the people who so graciously agreed to participate in the interviews and share their experiences  ...


Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among James Bay Cree

May 4, 1999 ... Background: The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus has been reported to vary widely in aboriginal populations. Most of the data have come from the. United States. To help determine the extent of gestational diabetes in Canada's aboriginal population, the authors assessed the prevalence in a ...


Applied Research and Evaluation A CULTURAL LENS TO

such as diabetes self-management, where individual health behaviors operate in confluence with family, community, and social structures. This study examined experiences with diabetes self-management among clinic patients residing in M' bour, Senegal, using the PEN3 model as a cultural framework. Results indicate ...


Type 2 Diabetes: Why We Are Winning the Battle but Losing the War

that type 2 diabetes may not be a single pathophysiological entity. Pima Indians may represent the well-studied phenotype of poor insulin action (type 2A), ... Mortality rates among both men and women with diabetes in the U.S. have declined sub- stantially between 1997 and 2006 (3). Furthermore, rates of several diabetes.


Patient and caregiver perspectives of health provision practices for

Sep 26, 2014 ... Abstract. Background: More North American Indigenous women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) ... Keywords: Indigenous people, Canada, Diabetes, Health care disparities, Pregnancy. Background ...... Smith- Morris C: Diabetes Among the Pima: Stories of Survival. Tucson: The.


Diabetes mellitus in Native Americans: The problem and its

than among the US general population, and the frequency of diabetes among Native Americans is increasing. Several ... of diabetes, which account for the increased mortality and morbidity among diabetic subjects, may .... Age-sex specific incidence rates of diabetes among Pima Indians during three decades. Incidence ...


Effectiveness of a community‐directed 'healthy lifestyle'program in a

stroke among Aboriginal people remains far greater than for the general Australian popu- lation.3,4 .... ity and mortality from diabetes, the community initiated a life- style intervention program in late 1993. Program ... (i) Intervention among high-risk overweight and diabetic peo- ple: Interventions included formal and informal ...