Thursday, April 14, 2016

Resources for National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Many racial and ethnic minority populations, including African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians, have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. However, by losing weight through eating fewer calories, eating less fat, and being active for 30 minutes 5 days a week, their risk can be cut by as much as 58%. 

This infographic from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) illustrates how minorities are disproportionately affected by diabetes. 

The NDEP has several resources culturally tailored to minority populations.  

Visit the NDEP website to learn more and find additional resources you can use to raise awareness about diabetes.

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