Diabetes Awareness in Ethnocultural Communities / Resource Guide
The goal of the project was to increase awareness among high-risk ethnocultural communities in Canada about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and to foster healthy lifestyle habits that will prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in youth by:
- Gathering information on knowledge of type 2 diabetes and issues related to type 2 diabetes from high-risk ethnocultural communities.
- Providing information on diabetes and data on effective approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes in youth.
- Building partnerships and linkages in the communities affected.
The target populations are youth from African, Asian, and Hispanic backgrounds; their families and communities; and healthcare professionals that are from or that serve these communities. For the purpose of this project, the African population consists of people of African descent; Asian includes those from China, Philippines, Vietnam, and South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka); and Hispanic includes those who have Latin, Central, and South American origins.