Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

    Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

    Written and Produced by Hesperian Health Guides  |  2018


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    Diabetes: Beyond the Basics is a resource for friends, neighbors and health workers who provide support for people living with diabetes, who have loved ones with diabetes, and who work to prevent new cases of diabetes in their communities. Adapted from the New Where There Is No Doctor, this 43-page booklet addresses both the physical and social issues tied to diabetes, and provides thoughtful discussion questions for health educators and self-help groups. Also available in Spanish.

    “Managing diabetes gives people an opportunity to make positive changes so they can live a healthy, active, and productive life.”

    Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

    The CDC reports that 100 million people in the US have diabetes and another 85 million are pre-diabetic, so it is an illness that affects us all. Adapted from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor, this 52-page booklet can provide you and your community with tools to:

    • Engage people in your community to take on the conditions that lead to diabetes, such as lack of access to healthy food, high levels of stress, and neither enough time nor safe places to exercise.
    • Facilitate health educator training sessions.
    • Enrich meetings for diabetes self-help groups with discussion questions on prevention, signs and symptoms, and managing diabetes.
    Diabetes is a disease with links to nutrition, pregnancy, heart health, and many other health issues. The stresses of poverty, violence, and discrimination can make people more likely to get diabetes, and make it more difficult to manage. We address both the physical and social issues linked to diabetes throughout the booklet, and encourage you to explore other materials from Hesperian for a more expansive view of improving your health and the health of your community.

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