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How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Latino Patients with Diabetes

Author(s): Elizabeth Hulbrock
Date Authored: August 11, 2015
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PDF (126 slides) This bilingual 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 Latino Americans and includes photos of foods, meal comparisons, and portion sizes.

Background:
Harborview Medical Center (HMC) physician Dr. Carey Jackson identified a need for culturally-tailored visual references tools to use during conversations with diabetic patients about food choices.

Methods:
UW MPH student Elizabeth Hulbrock and EthnoMed's Yetta Levine created this tool in consultation with Harborview registered dietitians Charlotte Neilson and Lorren Negrin. Cultural guidance was provided by Harborview medical interpreter Araceli Gonzalez-Medel and diabetes navigator Rose Cano.