November 16, 2011 05:11 ET Honors National Diabetes Month by Reaching Out to Underserved Markets

Native American Tribes Key Focus of Education Campaign

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) -, the premier publication for Online Legal Media, today announced an educational campaign aimed at the Native American Indian population.

In honor of National Diabetes Month, as well as American Indian Heritage Month, identified Native Americans as an underserved group when it comes to diabetes education and information on the potential hazards and current legal activity of drugs used to treat diabetes. will expand coverage online as well as reach out to media outlets and social media that particularly serve the tribes with the largest populations, including Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, Chippewa, Choctaw, Apache, Iroquois, Pueblo, Creek and Blackfeet, among others.

According to the Indian Health Service (, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the United States. While it is unknown what percentage of American Indians with diabetes have been treated with drugs such as Actos and Avandia, believes it is important for all users to have a single source of current legal news.

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"Indigenous people are genetically twice as likely to get type 2 diabetes," said Ben Stewart, an attorney who works with several tribes on issues concerning native populations and traces his heritage to the Upper Creek Nation. "Many American Indians are on a supplemental drug plan and Actos has historically been the cheapest drug to treat diabetes. They are receiving treatment for one disease but are not being screened for side effects as a result of their Actos use. is making a great effort to spread the word on this all-important issue."

"We believe it's important to keep topics alive that often fall off the radar of traditional mass media," said Stephen King, CEO. "By reaching out to specific populations, we hope to educate those readers with comprehensive legal news coverage so they can make an informed decision about their possible case."

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