Diabetes: The Sugar Disease Micronesain Seminar
Diabetes Life Cycle
Diabetes Statistics

Additional Articles on Diabetes

Health in Micronesia Over the Years, by Francis X. Hezel (November, 2004)

Resources for Pacific Islanders
if If you are Pacific Islander, you may be at risk for diabetes!
This flyer encourages Pacific Islanders to take small steps that will help to keep them free from diabetes. It shares ideas on how to be more physically active, make healthier food choices, and maintain a healthy weight.

You Can Prevent Diabetes: Advice for Pacific Islander Young Adults
This flyer shares information about diabetes risk factors, and gives young Pacific Islanders advice on ways to make healthier choices and prevent diabetes.

Chuukese Resources
pd Esamwo Ser Nupwan Ach Sipwe Eppeti Semwenin Suke
(There is a Chance that You Can Prevent Diabetes!)
This brochure shares advice on how to prevent type 2 diabetes.  It suggests culturally-appropriate ways that people in Chuuk can get more physical activity and eat more healthy foods.  An English version is also available.
w Ipweri 10,000 Ipw Non Eew Raan!
(Walk 10,000 Steps Every Day!)
This flyer encourages Chuukese people to do more walking as a form of physical activity and as a way to prevent diabetes and other illnesses.  An English version is also available.
Tumunun Pechen Emon Mi Uri Semwenin Suke
(Foot Care For People With Diabetes)
This flyer demonstrates ways that people with diabetes should care for their feet.  English translation is included.
Marshallese Resources
Kwjela ke owi wawein?
(How do you get diabetes?)
This poster warns of risk factors for diabetes and shares culturally-appropriate tips for Marshallese youths on how they can prevent diabetes.  English translation is included.
Kwon kadiklok am mo-�a- mo-�a- ko rokuriij
(You should stop eating fatty food)
This poster shows Marshallese youths how common food choices can be high in fat and encourages them to make healthier food choices.  English translation is included.
Jodrikdrik Ran, Reitok M�k!
(Youths�Health Guide)
This brochure encourages Marshallese youths to know their health status and to take steps to care for themselves and stay free from diabetes.  English translation is included.
Two children visit their favorite storyteller, Lima, who tells the children the story of Uab and how the islands of Palau were formed. Through the telling of this story the children become aware of the connections between Uab and their friend Lima. Both are "giants" because of eating too much. After a trip to the doctor's office, the children learn that overeating can cause diabetes and that diabetes can lead to death. The myth of Uab ends with his destruction. How will Lima's story end?
Two middle aged men, good friends, learn that they both have diabetes. One postpones indefinitely the diet and exercise that his doctor advises for him, while the other resolves to do something about the disease. One begins eating local food and jogging. His friend, however, remains a prodigious overeater and as sedentary as ever. This video presents a dramatization of the lifestyle changes that are needed to cope with diabetes, and the difficulties that these changes involve.