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Northern Ontario First Nations’ diabetes education initiative launched

December 9, 2010

DiabeTEXTs, a new joint initiative of the Kuhkenah Network (K-NET) and Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Health, provides diabetes education and information to interested community members through SMS texting and other electronic mediums. K-Net is a program of KO, a First Nations tribal council established by the leaderships of Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill bands, to provide a variety of second level support services for their communities. For more information, visit

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