Mohawk Native Americans Travel to Cuba for Diabetes Treatment

A U.S. delegation of the Mohawk tribe of Saint-Régis has traveled to Havana to be treated with Heberprot-P, a Cuban medicine used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, Prensa Latina reported Wednesday. The tribe was receiving treatment for diabetes in Akwesasne, but they decided to be cured by Cuban doctors and to try the effects of Heberprot-P, said the tribe’s Chief Beverly Cook.

“The treatment will be of great help. We have already seen evidence of serious diabetic foot ulcers – of grade 4 and 5 – from which patients have recovered in 45 days,” she said.

According to patients, the medicine is still not legally available in the United States, although it is used in more than two dozens nations in the rest of the world. Nevertheless, the medicine is currently being tested in U.S. clinics.

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