Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inuit Type 2 diabetes gap worsens

Some news from home regarding the increase of Type 2 diabetes in Inuit populations, a reality for many populations, not only in Canada but across the world, who are gradually transgressing to a more Western diet and lifestyle.

"Long time ago my parents didn't know anything about diabetes," recalls Flossie Oakoak, a 62-year-old Inuk originally from Cambridge Bay who has Type 2 diabetes. "When there was no white man here, there was only caribou, char. Most of the people are getting bigger and bigger."

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