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.

En Español: Find a complete listing of NDEP Spanish language resources in the NDEP Online Resource Center. Select Language and then Spanish under Search Criteria.

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.

Movimiento Por Su Vida Music Video (Movement for Your Life)
This music video encourages Hispanics and Latinos to be more physically active to prevent 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.


Tasty Recipe Card Sets
Try out these recipes specifically designed for Hispanics and Latinos. They also contain nutritional facts.

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.

Faith Leaders Toolkit (Kit Para Líderes Religiosos)
The Spanish language 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 Hispanic and Latino populations at risk for type 2 diabetes. Use this toolkit to prevent diabetes by building knowledge and healthy lifestyle skills.

Promotional Materials

Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
Use these materials to encourage people to download, order, and use the Tasty Recipes Booklet.


Your prescription for helping Hispanic/Latino patients achieve behavior change through diabetes education
These flyers and slides highlight NDEP resources supporting behavior change.

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