U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $1,224,949.00 in funding for the Crow Tribe for diabetes treatment and prevention.
“Through this funding, the Crow Tribe can continue to improve care for tribal members living with diabetes, a disease which sadly plagues so many in Montana’s Native communities” Daines stated.
Native Americans have the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the United States.
Daines is a strong supporter of the Special Diabetes Program. On September 20, 2016, Daines authored a letter to U.S. Senate leadership underscoring the importance of federal investments in this program.
The 301 Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Community-Directed grant programs help to implement diabetes prevention and treatment interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.