WAGING WAR AGAINST DIABETES
JOINING THE MISSION TO HELP CHANGE THE IMPACT OF DIABETES
ON OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATING, EQUIPPING & EMPOWERING
(at right) This video on the impact of diabetes among Pacific Islanders was produced by the research center entitled Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training in collaboration with the Pacific Islander Health Partnership, the Hawaii Medical Association, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
(AANHPI) are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared to non-Hispanic white Americans.
While being overweight or obese increases diabetes risk for everyone, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders do not have to be overweight to be at risk for diabetes and have an even greater risk for diabetes with increasing weight compared with other racial and ethnic groups.
True or False?
I am of Asian descent
I am of Hawaiian descent
I am of Pacific Islander descent
I have family members with diabetes
I am over 45 years old
I am overweight/obese
I do not exercise regularly
If you can answer "true" to one of these boxes, you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes. Ask your doctor if you should be screened for type 2 diabetes. Taken from the American Diabetes Association
ON SITE CONSULTATION
Come and speak with one of many health professionals from the Foothill Community Health Center in San Jose. They will be available on site to answer your questions, provide insight and equip you with the resources necessary on your journey on your new healthy lifestyle!
QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES
Recently diagnosed? Let American Diabetes Association guide you during your first year with six informational packets to help you learn to live well with diabetes.
American Diabetes Association:
Downloadable Booklet for youth: