Diabetes: Beyond the BasicsWritten and Published by Hesperian Health Guides | 2018
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 booklet addresses both the physical and social issues tied to diabetes, and provides thoughtful discussion questions for health educators and self-help groups.
“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 43-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.
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