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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hispanic people overall are more likely than average to get type 2 diabetes. Read this CDC/Diabetes Hispanic Heritage Month feature Web site for helpful information and resources to prevent type 2 diabetes and control its effects.

This feature is also available in Spanish at CDC en español

Did you know that… Hispanic people overall are 66% more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes and tend to develop it at younger ages? In 2% to 10% of pregnancies, the mother develops gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes? Many daily activities can help prevent or control the effects of diabetes? These include Eating healthy foods Taking a walk or being active in some way every day

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Being aware of diabetes symptoms Taking any medicines your doctor prescribes The CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) offers resources to help you or a loved one prevent or control diabetes?

Here are links to several publications, available in both Spanish and English. CDC makes these publications available to help people who have type 2 diabetes, or who are at high risk for developing it, put a healthier lifestyle into practice. All publications on this page are new or have been recently revised.

Hoja informativa nacional sobre la diabetes 2011
Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011
National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States

Controle su diabetes
Take Charge of Your Diabetes
Written to help you or a loved one take important steps to prevent health problems caused by diabetes

Kit el camino hacia la buena salud
Road to Health Toolkit
Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this toolkit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiares
Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
A bilingual booklet, Ricas Recetas (Tasty Recipes), is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. Recipes include nutritional facts. The booklet also includes diabetes health information and resources.