When taking the quiz I surprisingly scored a 9 out of 10. It was really informational with facts I didn’t even know about such as recent Latino immigrants having better health than the average American, which I thought would be the complete opposite given that the average American would have better health and resources. Another fact that I initially knew already but was still surprising was the stark differences in life expectancy between rich and poor counties in the U.S. Being that we all have the same right and abide by the same laws the life expectancy should be around the same as well. Even though this fact lies mostly in the hands individual society of those counties.
I picked the “bad sugar” case where it talked about The O’odham Indian tribe and their suffering with diabetes. It was said that half of the tribe was suffering from diabetes from the lack of irrigation being supplemented to the tribe. Other risk factors included low income, obesity, and stress which was a sign to cause an increase in blood sugar which all are non-genetic factors. Dams were built in the early years but was shared by other people and the O’odham tribe was at the end of the Canal getting little to none of the water it was supposed to be providing. The tribe did get some government assistance through the Commodity Program. Though the program was helpful with providing food, most of the food was processed food or heavier foods that included bread, lard, beans and cheese, none of which these were the main traditional food that the tribes lived of on for the many years of their existence. The O’odham people who suffered from the disease of diabetes continued to survive with the help of insulin, staying productive and keeping the attitude of hopefulness. Which soon came in the year 2004 called the Water Right Settlement Act. Once this act was in place the O’odham tribe was about to change things around and provide the right foods, jobs and exercise to get the current generation back on track.