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Diabetes is a common but complicated health condition facing agricultural workers within the United States. To help assist agricultural workers in learning about this diagnosis, Migrant Clinicians Network has partnered with professional artist and collaborator Salvador Sáenz to create “Mi salud es mi tesoro: Un guía para vivir bien con diabetes,” or, “My Health is My Treasure: A Guide to Living Well with Diabetes.” This low-literacy comic book explores the topic through the full-color story of an agricultural farmworker named Goyo, whose recent diagnosis of diabetes prompts him to engage in conversations with other agricultural workers on topics of diet, exercise, and illness prevention while facing the unique hurdles of living a life of migration. The comic book was originally produced in Spanish, and is now available in English below. Please click "Leer en español" above to access the Spanish-language version. 

In order to print the right number of comic books, we are asking organizations to pre-order in quantities up to 500. The comic book and shipping will be paid for by MCN. In exchange, we simply ask that you, or someone from your organization, complete an evaluation of the comic book several months after you first receive it. Information from the evaluation will help us improve our resources and will give us important insight into how the comic book is being used in the community.

Download a digital copy of the comic book below!

MCN webinar what to do when diabetes affects your mood

DATE: May 10, 2017, 1 pm (ET)

SPEAKERS: Patria Alguila and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, CNC



Continuing Education Credit

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to



​In this webinar participants will be able to identify the Health Resource Services Administration performance measures related to depression, describe symptoms of depression, understand how to encourage patients to control and manage their diabetes and depression​, and understand the principle barriers faced by patients in the control and management of their diabetes and depression


Learning Objectives

  1. Define the term mental illness
  2. List at least two symptoms of depression
  3. Define the HRSA quality measure for depression screening
  4. Understand at least one barrier in the control of diabetes and depression


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09742, Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless for $1,094,709.00 with 0% of the total NCA project financed with non-federal sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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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Participant Evaluation  

Presentation Slides (PDF)

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing any of these webinars you must do the following:
  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with each webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to

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.



Download the Spanish Toolkit Materials

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse,

Bright Bodies,

This flyer explains the importance of doctors visits.  Developed by/Elaborado por Migrant Clinicians Network, 512-327-2017.  Funding provided by Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Este anuncio explica la importancia de visitar el medico.  Financiado por el Programa de Diabetes del Departamento Estatal de Servicios de Salud de Texas

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A fotonovela about learning to live with diabetes.  It is in English and Spanish.  Originally produced by Stovall Medical Center and the North Carolina Farmworker Health Alliance. Original design by students in the Apples
Service Learning Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Made possible with funding by the Texas Diabetes Council/Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Developed by Migrant Clinicians Network, 512-327-2017. Funding provided by Texas Department of State Health Services.  This flyer shows sytomps of the diabetic eye.  It is only in English.

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This brochure is a description of how to care for your feet.  It is in English and Spanish. 

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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.  This brochure has basic information about Acanthosis Nigricans and is in Spanish and English. 

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To improve compliance with evidence-based guidelines for chronic disease care.

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Measurement of glycemic control, renal function and lipid levels in diabetic patients are important indicators of the quality of the medical treatment and are necessary to guide the treatment of diabetic patients. These tests are required at frequent intervals.

To improve care to Diabetic Patients and others by providing basic foot care and assessment.
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This flyer gives what to do and not do while traveling. Created by Migrant Clinicians Network Diabetes Program Funding provided by the Diabetes Program, Texas Department of Health. Available in Spanish and English.

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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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To provide the RN with guidelines to assure that the basic elements of diabetes management are taught to patients with diabetes.

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The ADA Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit is meant to assist healthcare professionals in educating patients on topics related to diabetic cardiovascular disease. The toolkit offers handouts in both English and Spanish.
We would like to draw your attention to a new Self-Management Support resource. The Assessment of Primary Care Resources and Supports for Chronic Disease Self Management (PCRS) is a tool developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative to further define the elements of self management support in primary care. Its purpose is to facilitate quality improvement in this component of the chronic care model. Also available is a PowerPoint presentation that provides some background and information on how to use and score the PCRS Tool. Many thanks to Carol Brownson from the Diabetes Initiative( for sharing this great resource with the Health Disparities Collaboratives community!
The Texas Diabetes Council offers the Diabetes Tool Kit—a teaching aid for health care professionals who work with people who have diabetes. The Tool Kit includes patient education handouts in English and Spanish, which can be reproduced. The handouts address managing sick days, monitoring diabetes in pregnancy, developing an exercise program, and other important topics.

An epidemic of obesity-related diabetes is sweeping across the United States and has begun its spread to the rest of the world. In 1998, the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) Diabetes Program launched the Diabetes Track II project to address this issue in the migrant population. Track II provides continuity of care for mobile individuals through transferring medical records and offering remote care coordination. Track II: Continuous Diabetes Care for Migrant Workers is a english/spanish resource.

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To assist in the delivery of primary care practice. They have been developed by a panel of experts through an open, peer-reviewed process to assure that they are complete, accurate and consistent with the current state of knowledge on diabetes treatment.