- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Spirit Lake Tribe in east-central North Dakota has been granted more than $542,000 in federal funds for diabetes treatment and prevention programs.

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the funds were made available through the federal Indian Health Service’s Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

According to the American Diabetes Association, American Indians and Alaska Natives as a whole have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among U.S. racial and ethnic groups.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says programs such as the ones being funded with the grant for the Spirit Lake Tribe can help Native Americans lead healthier lives.

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