Lakeport Tribal Health Clinic Offers No-Cost Gym Access To Combat Diabetes in American Indians
Lake County Tribal Health Clinic, in Lakeport, Calif. is offering no-cost gym use to patients who have been diagnosed with prediabetes and who enroll in a weight loss program. The clinic also provides lifestyles classes, such as on healthy eating, that aim to reduce diabetes risk. The clinic largely treats members of six local American Indian tribes, which the Indian Health Service says are two times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
- "California Tribe Puts a Gym in the Clinic To Fend Off Diabetes" (Jhabvala Romero, NPR/KPCC, 11/4).