Thursday - May 05, 2011
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more about diabetes in this population group by reading NDEP's fact sheet, The Diabetes Epidemic Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
NDEP has resources to promote diabetes prevention and control messages in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Download or order NDEP's Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs tip sheet, available in English and 15 Asian languages and designed to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes. Also, check out 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. and Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes., which have been adapted into 15 Asian languages.
For more diabetes information and health tips visit our Illinois diabetes control program pages.