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Indian doctor dedicates life to combating diabetes


Sara K. Dye, a Sac and Fox and Shawnee woman from Oklahoma, overcame adversity to become one of the first Indian women doctors.

Dye has dedicated her life to combating diabetes. She is currently the chief medical officer for Indian Health Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where her goal is to prevent amputations in patients.

Dye, born with Duane Syndrome, an eye movement disorder, graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with high grades. She was accepted into Dartmouth College for medical school. She was second female to complete a general surgical internship at the hospital there.

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