‘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.