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Hispanics are more likely to develop prediabetes and type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanics

Prediabetes means your blood glucose level is high but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

 

Having prediabetes puts you at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease with serious health problems.

You may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you are:

About

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s (the Alliance) Let’s Prevent Diabetes/

Prevengamos la diabetes (LPD) Program contributes to the nation’s health and well-being by addressing prediabetes and the disproportionate burden of diabetes among Hispanics by replicating CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in seven underserved communities through the delivery of a Lifestyle Change Program (LCP).

 

A CDC-recognized Alliance community-based organization partner in each community is delivering a 12-month intervention using the culturally proficient and bilingual “Prevent T2 Curriculum / Prevenga el T2 Currículo” to hundreds of participants each year. It is anticipated that program participants diagnosed with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes who complete the curriculum will learn and adopt meaningful healthy lifestyle strategies, achieve a  5-7% weight loss, increase regular physical activity, and decrease their risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Let’s Prevent Diabetes (LPD) Program Partner Locations

The Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program is operating its culturally proficient diabetes prevention intervention in seven underserved Hispanic communities through partnerships with lead Alliance community-based organization partner locations:

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Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
Monterey County, CA
831-757-8689 Ext. 155
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Hispanic Federation
Osceola and Orange Counties, FL
407-270-0558 Ext. 107
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One World Community Health Center
Sarpy and Douglas Counties, NE
402-502-8875
Bienvivir Senior Health Services
El Paso County, TX
915-562-3444 Ext. 5045
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Tri-Cities Community Health
Franklin and Walla Walla Counties, WA
509-547-2204 Ext. 1975
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Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego County, CA
619-515-2526
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Brownsville Community Health Centers
Cameron County, TX
956-545-0790

To date, the Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program has trained 25 promotoras as Lifestyle Coaches to lead the program's weekly workshops, and has launched over 60 cohorts that have enrolled over 500 community participants with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. On average across all locations, participants have achieved 5% weight loss, with some individuals losing as much as 50 pounds.

The Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program is a direct response to national goals to prevent or delay cases of type 2 diabetes under Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s evidence-based recommendations, and the National Diabetes Education Program Strategic Plan. It represents a substantial step forward in reducing diabetes disparities in underserved Hispanic communities and improving our nation’s health and well-being. Funding for the Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program is through a cooperative agreement with CDC (CFDA 93.261). For additional information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html.