Feet are the focus of expanded diabetes-treatment programs on First Nations – Winnipeg Free Press

Ottawa is expected to pump $1.5 million over the next year into the first comprehensive diabetes-treatment program for foot care on Manitoba First Nations.

The first ever regional program designed for and delivered by Indigenous people in their own communities for the one of the most tragic complications of diabetes is expected to the subject of an official announcement Tuesday in Portage la Prairie.

The announcement is timed to coincide with the Nanaandawewigamig annual general meeting on the Long Plains urban reserve in Portage la Prairie at the Keeshkeemaguah Conference and Gaming Centre.

A number of First Nations chiefs, including the province’s three grand chiefs, are expected to attend. No federal ministers are expected, however.

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