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Diabetes Health and Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that…

  • Hispanic people overall are 66% more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes and tend to develop it at younger ages?
  • In 2% to 10% of pregnancies, the mother develops gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes?
  • Many daily activities can help prevent or control the effects of diabetes? These include
    • Eating healthy foods
    • Taking a walk or being active in some way every day
    • Being aware of diabetes symptoms
    • Taking any medicines your doctor prescribes
  • The CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) offers resources to help you or a loved one prevent or control diabetes?

Here are links to several publications, available in both Spanish and English. CDC makes these publications available to help people who have type 2 diabetes, or who are at high risk for developing it, put a healthier lifestyle into practice. All publications on this page are new or have been recently revised.

Cover of National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011 (Portada de la Hoja informativa nacional sobre la diabetes 2011) Hoja informativa nacional sobre la diabetes 2011
Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011
National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States

Cover of Take Charge of Your Diabetes (Portada de la hoja informativa controle su diabetes)Controle su diabetes
Take Charge of Your Diabetes
Written to help you or a loved one take important steps to prevent health problems caused by diabetes

Cover of Road to Health Toolkit (Portada del Kit El camino hacia la buena salud)Kit el camino hacia la buena salud
Road to Health Toolkit
Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this toolkit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

Cover of Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families (Portada del folleto Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiares)Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiares
Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
A bilingual booklet, Ricas Recetas (Tasty Recipes), is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. Recipes include nutritional facts. The booklet also includes diabetes health information and resources.

CDC and DDT promote efforts to reduce health disparity and provide culturally sensitive and language-appropriate health care services.

CDC works 24/7 saving lives and protecting people from health threats to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

  • Page last reviewed: September 19, 2011
  • Page last updated: September 20, 2011
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
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