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Diabetes in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

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4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Diabetes (from the Office on Women’s Health)
This webpage includes diabetes as one of the health conditions common among Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders.

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Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach: A Comprehensive Tool Kit for Organizations Serving Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
This comprehensive tool kit is designed to help organizations strengthen capacity in eight core areas: community assessment, evaluation, organizational support, staffing, building coalitions and partnerships, funding, community outreach, and marketing. Examples are drawn from experiences in working with Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, but the work sheets and tools can apply to work with any community.

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Diabetes and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Statistics (from the Office of Minority Health)
This webpage lists statistics related to diabetes and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders.

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For People of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Heritage: Important Information about Diabetes Blood Tests
Defines hemoglobin variants and explains how they can cause false results for a diabetes blood test called the A1C test. Discusses how false results can affect diabetes care in people with hemoglobin variants. Lists risk factors for having a hemoglobin variant. Provides links to additional resources.
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Sickle Cell Trait and Other Hemoglobinopathies and Diabetes:  Important Information for Providers publication thumbnail image

Sickle Cell Trait and Other Hemoglobinopathies and Diabetes: Important Information for Providers
Explains how the A1C test can lead to misdiagnosis, overtreatment, or undertreatment of diabetes in people with hemoglobinopathies. Explains when to suspect a patient has a variant.
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Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes
This patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It includes a record form to track target numbers.

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Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs
This tip sheet to helps Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

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Page last updated August 6, 2014


The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
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Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: ndic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

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