Diabetes Awareness in Ethnocultural Communities / Resource Guide

Publisher/Sponsor: 

Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC)

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.

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