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Diabetes HealthSense provides easy access to resources to help you live well and meet your goals—whether you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. Available in English.

Part 5 of the 6 webinar series: Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health

DATE RECORDED: June 5, 2014
PRESENTED BY: Katherine Brieger, RD and Elizabeth Magenheimer

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Diabetes continues to be one of the most common and challenging health condition confronting migrants and other underserved populations. It is clear that a healthy lifestyle is critical to mitigating the impact of diabetes on individuals and the population, however effective and appropriate interventions can be difficult to design. Fairhaven Community Health Center in Connecticut and Hudson River Healthcare in New York, are two health centers that have long led the way in creating culturally appropriate lifestyle programs for migrants and other underserved patients. In this session the presenters will discuss lessons learned from the development of a variety of programs for diabetics and other patients including a community garden, nutrition classes, cooking classes, weight management and strategies to encourage exercise. The session will address the clinical core measures related to nutrition and BMI and will also discuss current research test second line drug effectiveness in Type 2 DM. Available in English

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe culturally appropriate diabetes intervention strategies
  2. Identify strategies to address clinical core competencies related to nutrition and BMI to improve quality care.
  3. Receive “take home” examples of how to incorporate effective nutrition, weight loss, exercise and other health lifestyle strategies.



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To promote, foster, create, advance research in chronic illness care.

This flyer describes oral health for the diabetic.  It is in English and Spanish. 

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This flyer explains diabetes and kidney disease.  Available in Spanish and English.

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This flyer describes depression and the steps to health living.  Available in Spanish and English. 

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This brochure was created by the Migrant Clinicians Network Diabetes Program with funding from the Texas Department of Health Diabetes Program / Council. Brochure details basic information on Acanthosis Nigricans. Available in Spanish and English.

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Diabetes group visit information tools, PDSA and examination forms, and flow sheets
Online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.
A resource for online diabetes care that provides traditional and innovative products and services for the treatment of diabetes.
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An on-line community to help increase diabetes knowledge and help diabetes patients better manage their disease.
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A national education campaign to help the diabetes community reach and stay at blood glucose goals.
A free downloadable desktop application to track important health information such as daily blood sugar readings without going online.
An organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
a multidisciplinary unit of The University of Michigan Health System. It has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1977 and is one of five centers in the United States.
This site provides valuable information and resources to help people with diabetes lower their A1C and better manage their diabetes.
An inspirational mentoring program that brings together diabetes patients who are successfully managing their diabetes with patients who are striving to do the same.
A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), NIH
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Resources/tools/guidelines/curriculum for diabetes prevention programs, etc. that are free and downloadable.