Diabetes in African Americans
- 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.
- African Americans and Diabetes (from the Office of Women’s Health)
This webpage includes diabetes information as one of the health conditions common among African Americans.
- Diabetes and African Americans Statistics (from the Office of Minority Health)
This webpage provides statistics related to African Americans and diabetes.
- Family Reunion Health Guide
Designed for reunion planners or family health champions. Encourages families to discuss kidney disease at family reunions and other gatherings. Provides three sample approaches and fact sheets on diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.
- For People of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Heritage: Important Information about Diabetes Blood Tests
Defines hemoglobin variants and explains how they can cause false results for a diabetes blood test called the A1C test. Discusses how false results can affect diabetes care in people with hemoglobin variants. Lists risk factors for having a hemoglobin variant. Provides links to additional resources.
- Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.
- New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
This discussion guide focuses on issues brought out in a privately produced docudrama The Debilitator. The guide contains 13 modules for use in small group discussions or larger community gatherings to discuss the emotional impact of living with diabetes and how social support can help people with diabetes.
- People with Diabetes and Sickle Cell Trait Should Have Reliable A1C Test
A press release from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention
This curriculum can be used by small groups to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes around food and physical activity to prevent and manage diabetes. The Accompanying CD-ROM has files for NDEP materials used in conjunction with the curriculum.
- Step by step: Moving towards prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
This music CD helps African Americans incorporate more physical activity into their lives. It features three original songs with empowering messages that urge listeners to move more. Three songs from the popular Movimiento music CD also are included. This CD also contains a music video, Every Day is a New Beginning that can be viewed on a DVD player.
- Road to Health Tool Kit
Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this tool kit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.
- Road to Health Toolkit Training Guide
The Road to Health Training Guide is designed for people who develop or offer train-the-trainer workshops and for community health workers who work with people who are Hispanic/Latino or African American/African Ancestry. Other health care professionals, diabetes educators, health educators, nurses, dietitians, and community educators can also be trained or provide training to others by using the Road to Health Toolkit. This toolkit and the bilingual Road to Health Training Video are designed for "train-the-trainer" workshops.
- Road to Health Toolkit Training Video/Video de capacitación del kit el camino hacia la buena salud
This video is intended to teach health workers, NDEP partner organizations, and other health professionals how to use the Road to Health Toolkit and Kit el camino hacia la buena salud. This training video is a compilation of some activities to help visualize and get ideas on how to conduct successful training sessions with the kit.
- Sickle Cell Trait and Other Hemoglobinopathies and Diabetes: Important Information for Providers
Explains how the A1C test can lead to misdiagnosis, overtreatment, or undertreatment of diabetes in people with hemoglobinopathies. Explains when to suspect a patient has a variant.
- The Diabetes Epidemic Among African Americans (PDF, 89 KB)*
A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know: Get Checked for Kidney Disease
For people with diabetes or high blood pressure. Explains the key risk factors for kidney disease and the importance of getting tested.
Page last updated April 8, 2013