Children in First Nations communities 25 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, study shows
September 28, 2020
A newly released study has found that children in First Nations communities are 25 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to other children in Manitoba.
The study was conducted by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in partnership with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM).
"We wanted to look at how many people in Manitoba had type 2 diabetes, the health care services they were receiving as well as their complications," said Dr. Chelsea Ruth, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health in the University of Manitoba on Wednesday.