The NIH/CDC National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has recently published the booklet Four Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life, available in thirteen languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Chinese, French, Bengali, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, and Haitian Creole. Find them at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/toolkits/4steps.html . An earlier edition, called Four Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life, is also available in Japanese and Samoan; see https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=4+steps+to+control&utf8=✓&affiliate=cdc-main .
Find other useful NDEP resources on diabetes education at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/index.html and on diabetes prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-risk-diabetes/index.html .
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), CDC is highlighting the Spanish-language resources in their National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Find them at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/communities/hispanic-latino-american/resources.html .
Also in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Kidney Fund will present Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento (Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment), a webinar entirely and only in Spanish, on October 4, 2016. For details see http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .
AKF also offers free recorded CE courses in their Cornerstones of Care series, on:
For the many other free AKF webinars, see https://akf.lms.ethosce.com/health-care-professionals/courses and http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .
The NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by offering its publications, including Sus Riñones son Tesoros (Your Kidneys are Treasures), a bilingual toolkit to help health works educate Hispanic people with diabetes on how to protect their kidneys, Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and others. Find links at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNIDDK/bulletins/1608dac .
In southern California, patient support groups are conducted in Spanish in Loma Linda, Panorama City, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, and Visalia. See our Patient Calendar at https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/patient-education-calendar/ for dates.
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will hold a September 18, 2016 educational seminar in Santa Monica for CKD and ESRD patients on the Role of Diet in Your Health. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP.Nicole.pdf .
UKEEP will also host seminars on October 9 (Kidneys and Diabetes), November 13 (PKD), and December 11, 2016 (Living Kidney Donation); for information on these see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present an August 14, 2016 program for Spanish-speaking kidney patients called Celebrando La Vida – Recursos Latinos (Celebrating Life). The entire program will be in Spanish, and will cover diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, treatment options, diet and nutrition, and include time for individual questions. Resources will be available to take home, and a separate supervised space will be provided for children. Leave your name and phone number at 800-516-5323 if you plan to attend. Find the full agenda (in English) at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEPAgenda0814.pdf , and a poster in Spanish to promote the event at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/SpUKeepFlyer.pdf .
The UKEEP schedule for the remander of 2016 can be found at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .
Ongoing Spanish-language patient support groups (Grupos de Apoyo para Pacientes) in southern California are listed at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/PtSupportEsp.pdf .
On July 18, 2016 we hosted an exciting webinar presented by international expert Dr. Barbara Bates-Jensen on Reducing Hospitalizations through Better Wound Care Management. Dr. Bates-Jensen described how better screening, detection, assessment and management of wounds can help to reduce hospitalizations, infections and decrease mortality. Find a recording of the webinar at https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/p7ux6x1ljsk/ . Access this and other presentations on the Network 16 website at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/quality-improvement/qilan/2016-qias.html .