Resources for African Americans and People of African Ancestry

NDEP has diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for African Americans and people of African ancestry. These resources can be used by community health workers, diabetes educators, and health care providers to meet the needs of this audience.

Diabetes Prevention

Road to Health Toolkit
Use the flipchart, guides, posters, and other resources in the toolkit to talk to people in your community about how they can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Find training resources to help you use the toolkit and start a community outreach program.

Step by Step
This music CD with three original songs helps people move more. It also has a bonus music video.


Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Tip Sheet pdf icon[PDF – 499 KB]external icon
Help African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes find ways to move more, make healthy food choices, and track their progress with making lifestyle changes to lower their risk.

Diabetes Management

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
Use this guide to supplement your diabetes education and support groups and facilitate discussions about the emotional aspects of living with diabetes.

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
Help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is especially useful for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.
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Buffet Tips for African Americans with Diabetes pdf icon[PDF – 178K]
This tip sheet provides ideas for African Americans with diabetes in making healthy choices at buffets.


Faith Leaders Toolkit pdf icon[PDF – 687K]
The Faith Leaders Toolkit includes resources to help faith community leaders spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management, organize related activities in the community and create an environment that supports healthy choices.

Road to Health
Road to Health  is for community health workers and diabetes educators working with African American and African ancestry populations at risk for type 2 diabetes. Use this toolkit to help prevent diabetes by increasing knowledge and healthy lifestyle skills.

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
New Beginnings  uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders guide discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes. These discussions help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal-setting, positive coping, and problem-solving skills.

Promotional Materials

Link to additional related resources NDEP has collected on this topic.
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Page last reviewed: April 19, 2017