Resources for People in Rural Communities

NDEP provides access to diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for rural communities. The resources can be used by community health workers, diabetes educators, and health care providers to meet the needs of this audience.

How to Help a Loved One With Diabetes When You Live Far Apart pdf icon[PDF – 383K]
Learn how you can support a loved one living far from you by being prepared with the right information. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[PDF – 225K].

Healthy Foods on Holidays and Special Occasions — Buffet Table Tips for People with Diabetes pdf icon[PDF – 121K]
A tip sheet to help people with diabetes make healthy food choices at barbecues, picnics, potlucks, and family reunions.

National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations
Read about how five organizations worked to address diabetes disparities, including the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s work with a rural diabetes coalition in three rural counties.

Link to additional related resources NDEP has collected on this topic.
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Page last reviewed: October 31, 2016