Sen. Byron Dorgan says American Indians getting $1.9 million in funds for diabetes

Birmarck, North Dakota (AP) August 2010

Sen. Byron Dorgan says American Indian tribes in North Dakota are getting nearly $1.9 million in federal money to help prevent and treat diabetes on reservations, where the rate of the disease is much higher than the national norm.

The North Dakota Democrat says the money is coming through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The grants include $729,000 for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, $624,000 for the Standing Rock Sioux, $453,000 for the Spirit Lake Tribe and $50,000 for Fort Yates Indian Health Service.



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