There is a rising number of diabetics each year if not by the month on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. In the late 1990’s research indicated that one out of every three people over the age of 40 had diabetes in the Eastern Band of Cherokee. That rate is increasing according to the Tribe’s Department of Health and Medical Delivery. During June 2009 renovations to the existing Diabetes Clinic and the Cherokee Life Center started. The renovations included adding more exam rooms and expanding most other areas ranging from medical records rooms and reception to charting and screening areas. In the renovation the Cherokee Life Center also realize some changes to its facility. This made some enhancement so that more people are able to exercise.