Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Mohawk Native Americans Travel to Cuba for Diabetes Treatment


A U.S. delegation of the Mohawk tribe of Saint-Régis has traveled to Havana to be treated with Heberprot-P, a Cuban medicine used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, Prensa Latina reported Wednesday. The tribe was receiving treatment for diabetes in Akwesasne, but they decided to be cured by Cuban doctors and to try the effects of Heberprot-P, said the tribe's Chief Beverly Cook.

"The treatment will be of great help. We have already seen evidence of serious diabetic foot ulcers - of grade 4 and 5 - from which patients have recovered in 45 days," she said.


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