Diabetes Publications and Resources

Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal

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Over the ages and across the cultures and continents, stories have served to reach, teach, and speak for people in times of hardship and illness.

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation developed a guide: Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal: A Guide for Diabetes Health Educators. The stories illustrate how health educators can use storytelling to share wisdom and inspiration.

Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal is a copyright-free booklet that can be reproduced without special permission.

Download a free copy of Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal [PDF – 4MB]
Read about and download audio files for the Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal

Health Is Life in Balance: The Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools K-12 Curriculum

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The Health Is Life in Balance Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools K–12 curriculum (search “DETS”) offers culturally relevant and scientifically based teachings in three sections: Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12. The curriculum lessons are based on the 5 E’s of educational instruction: Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation.

Learn more about the Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools K-12 curriculum.

Audio and Video

Several audio and video resources are also available to help promote diabetes prevention.

Community Health Representatives

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Community Health Representatives are “in-between people” who serve as bridges between the health care system and their communities. This 21-minute podcast, developed by the Native Diabetes Wellness Program, documents the critical role of community health workers.

Additional Resources

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention.

National Diabetes Education Program.

IHS Diabetes Fact Sheets.

CDC Diabetes Data and Statistics.

Traditional Foods Success Stories

Data for Reservations and Other American Indian and Alaska Native Areas (U.S. Census).



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