Cares Community Health’s is focused on Diabetes in May. Attached area few of the resources available to educate our communities as we strive to lower barriers to wellness and provide everyone with a chance to be Equally Well.
May Health Issue of the Month
Health Disparities Highlight:
In Sacramento County, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. American Indian and Alaskan Natives had the highest diabetes prevalence (14.2%), followed by African Americans (13.2%) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (12.9%).
Diabetes is a condition that often goes undiagnosed, yet left untreated diabetes can cause serious health issues such as damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart. Diabetes is preventable and you can take steps to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. Work with health care providers to assess your risk and take medications if prescribed. Check your blood sugar (glucose) levels as instructed.
Resources will be downloadable on the CaresCommunityHealth.org web site.
- Diabetes: You Can Live Equally Well
- Diabetes Risk Test – ADA
- Taking Care of Type 2 Diabetes
- All About Blood Glucose
- Pre-Diabetes and You
- Take Control of Your Diabetes
- ANSA Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, & Insulin Resistance Self-Management
- Diabetes Infographics
- Mary and Anna stories poster for lobby
- Disparities Fact Sheets: Statistics in High Risk CommunitiesTo learn more about diabetes contact:
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Diabetes Association
4600 Roseville Road, Suite 130
North Highlands, California 95660
Cares Community Health
Margie Erwin, RD, Certified Diabetes Educator