The discussions and information on diabetes in this video are from "Qanuqtuurniq – Finding the Balance," a live, three-part phone-in TV series prepared by Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. Originally broadcast live from Iqaluit, Nunavut in May 2009, it was aired in Canada and Alaska along with live web streaming. Because prevention begins with understanding just how serious this problem is becoming, diabetes was discussed on each of the three shows.

First you will see excerpts from the men’s show, “Angutiilli qanuiliqpat? – How are we as men?,” You’ll hear about diabetes research in the context of the Qanuippitali? Inuit Health Survey and then information about Type 2 diabetes prevention and prevalence.

Next, you will see clips about maternity care and gestational diabetes from our show, “Nutaraqtaarniq Nunalingnirmiunut Alianaippuq! – Birth, a joyous community event!”

And finally, from the youth show, “Makkuktuuvunga, upimmavunga – I am young, and I am proud,” we offer a few really short clips regarding the health survey on questions asked to youth 18 and up, on pop drinking and on diabetes results. See also InuitWellness.ca for more background and resources.

Inuit language with English captions/subtitles

Broadcast from Iqaluit, Nunavut

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