July 26, 2014

General Diabetes Patient Education Handouts

General Diabetes Patient Education Handouts
New! Now Available in Haitian Creole

ACU is pleased to make available eight patient education flyers on living with diabetes newly translated into Haitian Creole (also known as HC or Kreyol). The flyers are written in simple, plain language for low literacy audiences. Clinicians can download and print them on demand. The flyers are also available in English and Spanish.

More than one million people living in North America speak Haitian Creole. In the US, large Haitian communities are found in New York, Boston, Miami, New Orleans, parts of New Jersey, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC and Atlanta.  Since the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, immigration from Haiti to the United States has increased.

In a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, the authors found that patients with diabetes of Haitian descent had worse glycemic control than African American or non-Hispanic white patients. They recommended interventions to improve diabetes control among Haitians. Numerous ACU members have also expressed interest in low-literacy diabetes materials in Haitian Creole.

 

1_Checking_Blood_Sugar-4-13[1]Checking the Sugar in Your Blood if You Have Diabetes
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

2_Understanding_Pills-4-13-[1]Understanding Pills You Take for Your Diabetes
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

3_Active_Lifestyle-4-13-1[1]Diabetes and a More Active Lifestyle               
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

4_Healthy_Eating-4-13-1[1]Healthy Eating and Diabetes
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

5_High_Low_Blood_Sugar-4-13[1]Blood Sugar Too High or Too Low?
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

6_Can_I_Get_Diabetes-4-13-1[1]Can I Get Diabetes?
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

7_Insulin_and_Diabetes-4-13[1]Insulin and Diabetes
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes-and-mood-4-13-1Diabetes and Your Mood
-Download & Print
Creole / English / Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

This series was originally developed in partnership with Home Diagnostics, now known as Nipro Diagnostics. Translating the flyers into Haitian Creole was made possible with the support of Nipro Diagnostics. ACU is grateful to Ingrid LaFleur, a Howard University Pharmacy Student and native Haitian Creole speaker, who helped with the project.

Comments

  1. Angela Difanis says:

    Thanks for developing diabetic education materials in Creole, I am going to a Haiti for medical mission trip this February and looking forward to educating them about basics of diabetes.

    Sincerely,
    Angela

  2. Esther Alexis says:

    Thank you this wonderful resource. I’m a home health nurse and this really helps me empower my patients.

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