Resources for Hispanic and Latino Americans

NDEP has diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for people of Hispanic and Latino 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.

Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too. (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también.)
This bilingual (Spanish and English) fotonovela features stories of Latinas talking each other about how they are preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.


Diabetes Management

Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
“It’s more than food. It’s life.” (Más que comida, es vida.) Teach Hispanics and Latinos about healthy eating while maintaining the cultural uniqueness of Hispanic/Latino food favorites.

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.

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy With Diabetes
Use this tip sheet to help you manage your diabetes and live a long and active life. Print and use the Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.

Infographic: Five Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes

Patient Fact Sheets
Download these 1-page fact sheets to learn how diabetes can affect your eyes, teeth, and feet and how to work with your pharmacist to understand your medicines.


It’s More than Food/Mas Que Comida
The It’s More Than Food/Mas Que Comida resources showcase recipes developed for Hispanics and Latinos to assist in making healthy food choices and creating healthy meals.

Road to Health
Road to Health  is for community health workers and diabetes educators working with Hispanic and Latino populations at risk for type 2 diabetes. Use this toolkit to prevent diabetes by building knowledge and healthy lifestyle skills.

Link to additional related resources NDEP has collected on the topic of migrant and seasonal farm workers
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Page last reviewed: January 9, 2018