Webinar, a tool that gives you skills and knowledge to prevent diabetes in your community
This Webinar was organized by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pan American Health Organization/world Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office to raise awareness about how The Road to Health Toolkit of the National Education Program on Diabetes (NDEP), can be used, adopted and implemented in communities.
Also to inform about the excellent resources that the PAHO/WHO U.S.–Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project makes available on this Web site.
Border inhabitants are 2–3 times more likely to have diabetes, but many are unaware of the condition, according to a special issue of Pan American Journal of Public Health
Washington, D.C., October 22, 2010 (PAHO)— For every three people diagnosed with diabetes along the U.S.–Mexico border, a fourth person has the condition but doesn’t know it, putting them at increased risk of heart disease and stroke as well as blindness, kidney failure, and amputations, according to studies published in the latest issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health.