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Cambodian Foods and Blood Sugar: A Guide for Cambodian Patients

Mango_riceThis presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Cambodian Americans. Authored by Julianne Williams.  For more information about how it was developed, click here, and select 'view documentation'. The narrated file may take a few moments to load.

Culturally Responsive Diabetes Materials

Educational materials from other groups that are providing diabetes patient education information.

Diabetes during Ramadan
A 2 page handout from WellShare International about managing diabetes during Ramadan and suggestions for healthy ways to fast, and the importance of eating healthy foods at the iftar meal.

ChooseMyPlate - Somali/English
A 1-page visual of the USDA food guidance image that portrays food types and portions on a plate.  This image includes both English and Somali language, produced by WellShare International.

The Pacific Diabetes Education Program
PDEP was a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the availability and dissemination of culturally and linguistically appropriate diabetes education materials for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. They have translated information about diabetes in 11 Pacific Islander languages.

Multicultural Diabetes Materials

The following materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members. The materials were translated into a number of languages and each PDF includes both target language and English. Several of the handouts have audio narration (about 3 min). Please see Multicultural Diabetes Project for additional information and other materials related to this project.

  Amharic Khmer English Oromo Somali Spanish Tigrinya Viet

Sick Days and Diabetes

Audio: Sick Days and Diabetes
Exercise and Diabetes
Audio: Exercise and Diabetes



Meal Planning Basics
Meal Portions

Diabetes: Foot Care


Diabetes: Daily Foot Check



Diabetes Information from the REACH Coalition

REACH is a public health effort funded by CDC to reduce diabetes health disparities experienced by communities of color.  Translated healthy meal planning information is available in English, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Samoan, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.  Click on the links below to access REACH materials.


"Diabetes: Facing the Tiger" Video - Vietnamese

A project of “Diabetes Awareness and Education in the Community Program”, Harris County Hospital District and Asian American Health Coalition.  Funded by Texas Dept. Of Health and Texas Diabetes Council Produced by: VNN Television.  With permission, online video produced by EthnoMed with support from the National Library of Medicine.

View the video "Diabetes Facing the Tiger" in Vietnamese:












View the video script in English


Diabetes Audio Resources for Blind/Low Literacy Groups

Audio (English) recorded health information about diabetes. Audio version provided by the Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities.

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: (18 min)
Link to the English document (28 pg, PDF)

Link to English document at the National Kidney Foundation website.
Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke:  (24 min) Link to the English document (12 pg, PDF)

Link to the English document at the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse website.
Diabetic Retinapathy: (16 min)
Link to the English document (24 pg, PDF)

Link to the English document at the National Eye Institute websiste
More than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes: (8 minutes)
Link to the English document (3 pg, PDF)

Link to the English document at the National Eye Institute website.
What is Diabetes? (9.22 min)
Link to the English document at the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation website.
Where do I begin? Living with Type 2 Diabetes: (14.40 min) Link to the English document (18 pg, PDF)
Your Food Choices and Diabetes: (9.40 min) The English written document from the British Diatetic Association is currently under review.


Utah DOH Disparities

These audio resources were provided by the Utah Department of Health Office of Health Disparities