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Latino Diabetes Initiative - Education Materials

The Latino Diabetes Initiative has developed patient education materials that are both culturally appropriate and accessible to a variety of education and reading levels. By providing services and resources in a patient’s native language and cultural context, we aim to build trust, confidence and self-care skills. These materials are available for purchase through the Joslin Online Store.


La Historia de Rosa: Una Audio-Novela para Latinos con Diabetes
Rosa’s Story: An Audio Novella

In an effort to reach as many people as possible, regardless of educational background, literacy level, and country of origin, the Latino Diabetes Initiative developed an audio-novella on CD, with an accompanying patient handbook. For centuries in many ethnic and racial groups, storytelling has been used as a way to teach and pass down information from generation to generation. Rosa's Story presents the story of a Latina woman with diabetes, using short vignettes to convey the most important messages about prevention, blood glucose control, nutrition, medication and exercise.


Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre La Diabetes: Una Guia Breve
What You Need to Know About Diabetes: A Short Guide

This completely revised Joslin bestseller is easy-to-read and understand, yet is also a comprehensive resource for those with diabetes. What You Need To Know is an excellent first resource for newly diagnosed patients, and is appropriate for those with  type 1 or 2 diabetes. With illustrations on almost every page, this book concisely and clearly covers the basics of diabetes care, including nutrition, monitoring, insulin injections (with easy-to-follow drawings), exercising, sick day rules and traveling. It also discusses the importance of the A1C test for maintaining diabetes control and much more.


Diabetes y Usted
Diabetes and You

This easy-to-read booklet helps people with diabetes, or friends and relatives who care for them, understand the most essential aspects of diabetes care and management. Diabetes and You covers steps for staying well, blood glucose monitoring and management, exercise and diabetes, healthy eating, sick days, how insulin works, foot care, diabetes and stress, and more.


En el Camino para Vivir Bien con Diabetes
On the Road to Living Well With Diabetes

How do you know if your overall diabetes care is working? This booklet will tell you about 5 important tests that let you know if you need to take action! From this booklet you can learn more about these tests: HbA1c, microalbumin, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and the eye exam. You can learn why these 5 tests are important, how often they need to be done, what the results mean, how to take action, how to talk with your healthcare provider and how to feel more in charge of your own diabetes care.


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Page last updated: June 19, 2019