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Diabetes research study underway for First Nations

First Nation residents in Northern Ontario with diabetes have some good news.  A doctor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is trying to develop programs and policies to help people with the disease.  Kristen Jacklin is leading the study thanks to a $770-thousand grant.  Helping Jacklin are researchers from Nipissing University in North Bay and Queen`s University in Kingston.  The goal is to analyze diabetes data among First Nation people and develop treatment programs.  In addition to improving treatment, the team of scientists will analyze the kind of care that`s currently available to Aboriginal people with diabetes.

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