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Diabetes in Hispanics/Latinos

  • 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life/4 Pasos para controlar la diabetes de por vida

    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.

  • Diabetes and Hispanic/Latinos Statistics (from the Office of Minority Health)

    This webpage includes statistics related to Hispanics/Latinos and diabetes.

  • Hispanics/Latinos and Diabetes (from the Office of Women’s Health)

    This webpage includes diabetes as one of the health conditions common among Hispanics/Latinos.

  • Do it for them! But also for yourself/¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también

    This bilingual fotonovela featuring dramatic stories of Latinas talking to Latinas about preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and being healthy for their children and themselves. The stories use three women’s challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to convey an important message: Increasing physical activity, making healthy food choices and losing weight (if you are overweight) decreases or delays your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

    Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también es una fotonovela bilingüe con una historia entre mujeres latinas sobre cómo prevenir o retrasar la diabetes tipo 2 y ser saludables por sus hijos y ellas mismas. La historia presenta los retos de tres mujeres para mantener un estilo de vida saludable, transmitiendo el mensaje de que aumentar la actividad física, elegir alimentos sanos y perder peso disminuye o retrasa el riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2.

  • It’s More than Food, It’s Life: Recipe Care Set 1/ Más que comida, es vida: colección 1 de tarjetas de recetas

    This first recipe card set showcases four recipes specifically designed for Hispanics/Latinos. The recipes are accompanied by their nutritional facts table and total servings. The set includes the following recipes: Rice with Chicken, Avocado Tacos, Tropical Fruit Fantasia, and Spanish Omelet.

  • It’s More than Food, It’s Life: Recipe Care Set 2/ Más que comida, es vida: colección 2 de tarjetas de recetas

    This second recipe card set showcases four recipes specifically designed for Hispanics/Latinos. The recipes are accompanied by their nutritional facts table and total servings. The set includes the following recipes: Beef Stew, Red Snapper Caribbean, Two Cheese Pizza, and Pozole.

  • It’s more than Food. It’s Life/ Más que comida, es vida

    This nutritional campaign poster is designed to dispel misunderstandings about healthy eating and teach Hispanics/Latinos how to adopt a tasty but nutritional meal plan that maintains the cultural uniqueness of their food. This color poster can be used as a resource for dietitians, diabetes educators, and people who want to manage their diabetes without losing their cultural identity.

  • Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services (from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)) (PDF, 405 KB)*

    This booklet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services helps to answer questions like what diabetes supplies and services does Medicare help pay for and where can I get more information.


    Cobertura de Medicare de Servicios y Suministros para Diabéticos (PDF, 530 KB)*

    A Spanish-language publication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

  • Movement for Your Life/ Movimiento Por Su Vida

    This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes. Use this music CD to encourage individuals or groups to exercise. This CD also contains a music video, Movimiento Por Su Vida that can be viewed on a DVD player.

    Este CD de música en español ayuda a los hispanos a incorporar más movimiento en sus vidas. Tiene seis canciones originales con poderosos mensajes y fuertes ritmos latinos urgiendo a los oyentes que la actividad física moderada puede hacer la diferencia. Es un recordatorio divertido de que la diabetes se puede controlar y prevenir al integrar el MOVIMIENTO en su vida. Este CD de música se lo puede usar para animar a las personas o grupos para que hagan ejercicio.

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Step by Step/ Prevengamos la diabetes tipo 2. Paso a paso

    Tips to help Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk for diabetes.

    Esta hoja de consejos bilingüe (español e inglés) anima a las personas que tienen riesgo de contraer diabetes tipo 2 a que den pequeños pasos para prevenir la enfermedad. Adaptada para los hispanos y latinoamericanos, la hoja de consejos contiene ideas e información culturalmente apropiadas para perder peso comiendo más sanamente y haciendo más actividad física.

  • Road to Health Toolkit

    Designed for Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans 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.

  • Spanish-language publications about diabetes (from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC))

    A wide selection of publications in Spanish from the NDIC, a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), about the diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes and diabetes.

  • Ten Ways Hispanics/Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Although Hispanics/Latinos are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, there is good news: type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making small lifestyle changes in diet and physical activity. Follow these tips to help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

  • Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families/ Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiars

    A bilingual booklet, Tasty Recipes is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. Recipes are accompanied by their nutritional facts table. The booklet also includes diabetes health information and resources. This effective, yet practical, educational promotional tool is a terrific addition to any kitchen.

    Este recetario bilingüe, inglés y español, tiene una colorida cubierta con un llamativo y delicioso plato que visualmente estimula al consumidor a entrar en sus páginas, llenas de platos específicamente diseñados para el paladar latino americano. Las recetas están clara y bellamente impresas y acompañadas por sus respectivas imágenes pictóricas y tabla de contenido nutricional. Además de fácil de usar, este recetario incluye una sección repleta de información educativa sobre la diabetes y recursos disponibles. Este recetario es una efectiva y práctica herramienta promocional y educativa para cualquier cocina.

  • The Diabetes Epidemic Among Hispanics/Latinos (PDF, 103 KB)*

    A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


    Los hispanos/latinos y la diabetes: Hoja de datos (PDF, 54KB)*

    A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes: About Diabetes/Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: la diabetes

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease.

    Esta hoja de consejos para jóvenes hispanos o latinos y sus familias es fácil de leer y viene en inglés y en español. Contiene información útil sobre la diabetes y anima a los jóvenes a que tomen pasos para control su enfermedad.

  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be at a Healthy Weight/Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: mantente en un peso saludable

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families encourages teens to manage diabetes by moving more, making healthy food choices and losing weight if they are overweight.

    Esta hoja de consejos para jóvenes hispanos o latinos y sus familias es fácil de leer y viene en inglés y en español. Contiene información útil sobre cómo mantenerse saludable haciendo más actividad física, comiendo saludablemente y perdiendo peso.

  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Get Active/ Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: mantente activo

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families encourages teens to be more physically active to better manage their diabetes.

    Esta hoja de consejos para jóvenes hispanos o latinos y sus familias es fácil de leer y viene en inglés y en español. Anima a los jóvenes a que hagan más actividad física para un mejor manejo de la diabetes

  • Tips for Teens: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes/ Consejos para jóvenes: disminuye tu riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes tipo 2

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families encourages teens to lower their risk for diabetes by being active, making healthy food choices and losing weight if they are overweight.

    Esta hoja de consejos bilingüe y de lectura fácil anima a los jóvenes a disminuir su riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes a través de la actividad física, la alimentación saludable y, si tienen exceso de peso, la pérdida de peso.

  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Diabetes and Your Feelings/ Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: la diabetes y tus sentimientos

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens talks about emotions and diabetes and gives teens ideas to help them feel better.

    Esta hoja de consejos bilingüe y de lectura fácil proporciona información para los jóvenes sobre la diabetes y sus sentimientos. También ofrece consejos para ayudarles a que se sientan mejor.

  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Make Healthy Food Choices/ Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: come alimentos saludables

    This easy-to-read, Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to make healthy food choices to better manage their diabetes.

    Estas hojas de consejos, parte de la serie Consejos para muchachos con diabetes tipo 2, presentan información sobre la diabetes tipo 2 y animan a la gente joven a dar pasos para controlar la enfermedad y tener una vida larga y sana. Escrita en lenguaje simple, estas hojas de consejos a todo color y reproducibles, son útiles para cualquiera que tenga diabetes tipo 2 y sus seres queridos

  • You Are the Heart of Your Family…Take Care of it /Usted es el corazón de la familia...cuide su corazón. Flip Chart

    This bilingual flip chart can help promotoras, community health workers, and other health educators teach Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease. The flip chart includes easy-to-understand illustrations, scripted presentations in Spanish and English, and questions to facilitate discussion. The flip chart also contains four copier-ready handouts, available in hard copy and on the accompanying CD.

  • You Are the Heart of Your Family...Take Care of It /Usted es el corazón de la familia...cuide su corazón. Tip Sheet

    This bilingual (Spanish and English) tip sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease for Hispanics/ Latinos. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. A wallet card allows patients to track their target numbers.

    Este es un folleto bilingüe (español e inglés) fácil de leer, y explica la conexión entre la diabetes y la enfermedad cardiaca en los hispanos y latinoamericanos. Este folleto ilustrado anima a los pacientes a que den pasos para controlar no sólo sus niveles de glucosa (azúcar) en la sangre, sino también su presión arterial y el colesterol. El folleto incluye una tarjeta que se puede extraer y colocar en su billetera para lograr el seguimiento de estos números.

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Page last updated April 8, 2013


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