Diabetes: Not Our Legacy Nor Our Destiny

Even though diabetes only began to impact indigenous communities in the last century, it has become so prevalent that many have begun to accept it as a fact of life. But the truth is that for thousands of years this preventable disease was unheard of in native populations. We might not be able to return to the past, but through proactive interventions we can create a diabetes-free future. These are the ways ‘Amanaki Fo’ou is helping indigenous people to regain control over their bodies and their lives in the fight against diabetes.

Medical Training

When local doctors and nurses adopt proven methods of surgery, wound care and collaboration, many more lives and limbs can be saved.

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Hope takes root when communities return to growing their own food to provide sustainable nutrition.

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By building relationships with local government and religious organizations, we amplify the reach of our vital message.

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