Community Teaching Diabetics

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Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal
Directions: Develop an educational series proposal for your community using one of the following four topics which will be chosen within your CLC group: 1) Bioterrorism/Disaster 2) Environmental Issues 3) Primary Prevention/Health Promotion 4) Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population *
Planning Before Teaching: Name and Credentials of Teacher: Red Group RN to BSN student | Estimated Time Teaching Will Last: 1 hour | Location of Teaching:Church hall of the local Hispanic Church | Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed:Power points, handouts, lap top, glucometer, and supplies, common foods used by Hispanics to show calorie /carbohydrates. | Estimated Cost:$20 | Community and Target Aggregate:Hispanic community in Chicago suburb | Topic:Importance of Diabetes Mellitus care in Hispanic community |

Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (statistics related to topic):
Diabetes is an increasing concern for the Hispanic community. Various studies show the increase in rate of Hispanics diagnosed with diabetes,as well as the associated risks (obesity, cardiovascular disease,etc) with it. A recent study by the CDC shows that Hispanics are 1.7 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes. A striking characteristic is that those diagnosed, are very young, from ages 18-44. Unfortunately, the rate of diagnosis and risk increases with age. Some theories have been made to possibly explain this prevalence. “Where Hispanics reside may be a key factor in how diabetes impacts their lives. Differences in access to quality health care, social and cultural factors, or the genetic makeup of the Hispanic population in a specific area may explain disparities in diabetes prevalence” ("Prevalence of diabetes,"). It is also said that the higher the education level, the less the prevalence. In those without a high school diploma the rate is 11.8%, for those who are college

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