Health minister Aglukkaq unveils another tool in battle against diabetes

It’s hard to believe, but a survey of First Nations in Saskatchewan in 1937 did not find a single case of diabetes.

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It’s hard to believe, but a survey of First Nations in Saskatchewan in 1937 did not find a single case of diabetes.

Today, however, the numbers are staggering.

Aboriginal people are up to five times more likely to get diabetes than the rest of the population.

To mark world diabetes day, Canada’s minister of health has announced a new strategy to attack the epidemic.

APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.

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