United Houma Nation

  • Jun 15, 2014

    In 2010, UHN housholds self reported that 1 in 4 households has someone living with diabetes.  Our communities have very high rates of diabetes and the Tribe recognizes that those figures are growing.  In order to best help our citizens living with this condition, the UHN began a Diabetes Registry. ..

  • Apr 14, 2014

    Good carbs, bad carbs; brown vs. white; cake or no cake; those are the questions but what are the answers?  When living with diabetes, individuals are sometimes confused by the information they receive from television, family, friends and the internet on what foods they can consume or should avoid.  ..

  • Apr 03, 2014

    In 2010 nearly 1 in 4 United Houma Nation households reported having someone with diabetes living in the home.  The self-reported rates of diabetes in our community are alarming.  The UHN Diabetes Program is pleased to begin putting a "local face" on the disease and will begin sharing educational materials featuring people you know who are managing diabetes as opposed to diabetes managing them.   ..

  • Mar 30, 2014

    Previous generations didn't have to fight diabetes, heart disease, strokes and other ailments because they ate what Mother Earth provided.  Within the last 30 years our people have seen a significant decline in getting away from traditional lifestyles and in turn our people are also seeing alarming rates of chronic health problems.  The diabetes rate alone has grown to nearly 1 in 4 tribal citizens, which is too much. ..