Diabetes Prevention in Communities
Preventing diabetes is an important part of community-based health education. Strengthen your prevention efforts with these plain-language resources.
Individuals at risk for diabetes or diagnosed with prediabetes can use these materials to learn how to prevent or delay diabetes through lifestyle behavior changes.
Learn about prediabetes, find out if you are at risk, and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes using a proven lifestyle change program that is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
This toolkit is for community health workers, diabetes educators and other health care professionals working with African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. Use the toolkit to start community outreach programs that teach how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed. Road to Health materials are available in English and Spanish.
Community-based organizations can apply to become a CDC-recognized provider of a diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.
Storytelling can help you increase people’s confidence that they can make positive changes and improve their problem-solving skills to prevent type 2 diabetes. Learn how storytelling can build trust and understanding between patients and diabetes educators.
You can use this fotonovela in your diabetes prevention sessions. It tells the stories of three Latina women and their challenges and successes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Bilingual in English and Spanish.