Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Living Resources
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December 6th, 2013
|What is Diabetes?|
RPAY produces a 4-page newspaper insert which explains the symptoms of diabetes, and contains many ideas on how to lead healthy and active lifestyles with diabetes. If you haven't received your copy yet, check them out here:
Diabetes Resource Guide
With funding from Health Canada, RPAY has developed an excellent resource guide for Yukoners living with Diabetes and the 2009 3nd Edition is now available. The booklet is available at most medical clinics and community health centres, or call RPAY to get your copy at 668-3010. You can also download a PDF version here or by clicking on the image. The Resource Guide includes contact information for a variety of agencies that can answer your questions on nutrition, diet, physical activity and living with Diabetes. This resource is suitable if you are living with diabetes or if you have a family member who has diabetes.
In 2004, RPAY and the Diabetes Reference Group developed the Diabetes Strategy 2004 for the Yukon. The 2006 version is now available: check it out by clicking here.
RPAY has gathered a number of useful resources on diabetes awareness, education and prevention geared towards different audiences - students, adults, First Nations etc. Most of these are available for loan out to teachers and health educators. Some of the resources mentioned here are web-based and can be viewed, printed or obtained directly from the source. Resources are divided into three categories:
Curriculum Resources - these are resources that have been designed to be incorporated into school curriculum. These resources can often meet needs of programs such as CAPP, Home Economics, Science, etc. Resources include lesson plans and, in most cases, all required materials.
Teaching resources - these resources have been designed to enable facilitators, leaders, teachers, public health educators, etc. to deliver workshops and short lessons related to healthy living. In most cases, these resources include lesson plans and required materials.
Other - these "stand alone" resources can be used across a wide range of applications.
Restaurant Foods and Hidden Fats Tool
Kit includes various local restaurant nutrition information and tools for some hands-on activities.
Diabetes Health Curriculum Toolkit
The NWT Recreation and Parks Association developed this toolkit which provides information on diabetes and includes suggestions on how to deliver the information to youth in grades 5 or 6, ages 10 to 12. The manual contains 3 different lessons: "Keeping our body healthy", "Healthy lifestyles", and "Eating habits and taking control", as well as additional resources.
Brown Bag Modules
Modules with information on teaching diabetes prevention workshops on healthy eating are available for loan. Each binder will help a facilitator offer a one hour workshop on healthy eating. Each module contains hands-on learning activities for people interested in learning more about healthy eating. Workshops were developed as part of RPAY’s Diabetes Prevention and Promotion Project. Copies may be made with written permission from RPAY.
Get Shopping: What's Up at the Grocery Store?
Healthy Eating for Growing Families
Smart Snacking and Quick Meals for Families On the Go
SMC Educational Products and Services
Based on the Wellness Wheel Model, the exercises in this kit have been designed for use by trainers, consultants, counselors, teachers, nurses, managers, health promoters, prevention coordinators and others. Lessons include: storyboarding, wellness wheel model, wellness game, and a personal wellness wheel mandala.
Meals for Good Health Kit
Designed for dietitians, health workers and teachers, this kit includes a Meals for Good Health Teaching binder (complete with overheads, facilitator notes, lifestyle quiz, and nutrition resources and activities), 10 cookbooks, and 10 manuals.
Healthy Living Posters
RPAY recently created three posters that focus on reducing risk for developing type II diabetes. Contact RPAY to obtain copies, or click on the following links to print yourself: Stress Reduction, Active Living, Healthy Eating
Anne Lindsay's Cookbooks
Check out Anne Lindsay's heart healthy cookbooks: "Smart Cooking: Quick and Tasty Recipes for Healthy Living", "Light Kitchen: Easy and Delicious Meals for a Healthy Weight", and "Lighthearted Everyday Cooking: Fabulous Recipes for a Healthy Heart."
Almonds and Raisins and Mostly Muffins
Need some fresh new and healthy snack ideas? Full of unique recipes for dips and appetizers, breads, cakes and cookes, muffins, and deserts, Evelyne Pytka's book is especially ideal for diabetics.
Food, Fun n' Fitness
Written by Mary C. Friesz, this book is a common sense approach to enhancing children's health with a focus on prevention.
The Canadian Type 2 Diabetes SourceBook
Author M. Sara Rosenthal has written this one-stop guide to everything you need to know about this disease. Learn how Type 2 diabetes affects your body and find out how to make the lifestyle changes that will keep you healthy.
Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies
Alan L. Rubin, M.D. and Ian Blumer, M.D. have written a comprehensive Canadian guide to diabetes management. From diagnosis to symptoms to treatments, this book guides you through the complex world of diabetes.
We have several "Diabeters" educational tools including: a see through artery; a foot care kit for people with diabetes; a common foot abnormalities display; and an expanding globe teaching tool -insulin resistant cell.
Diabetes - a love story
Check out this "made in the Yukon" video/DVD - a touching story about two young people living with diabetes. 1 hour.
Diabetes - Lifetime Solutions
This video looks at the history and present-day factors contributing to the fastest rising disease amongst Native American and Canadian Aboriginals - diabetes. This is a culturally sensitive video that not only covers the basics of what diabetes is and how you get it, but talks about factors unique to native communities. 30 minutes.
Health Canada "Paper Sign" ad
30 second Health Canada advertisement/message promoting diabetes awareness on video. French version follows, and loops for 60 minutes. Ideal to have at a trade show, etc.
Options For Health 2004/2005
In 2004 and 2005 a series of seminars were held in Whitehorse with the intention of providing the public with health information, relating to specific chronic conditions, through direct connection with a panel of health care professionals from diverse health care fields. These seminars may also assist with the long-term vision for developing a Yukon Centre for integrated health and wellness. RPAY has DVD/VHS copies of these seminars, as well as Audio CD's and tapes. They are available for loan and we have additional copies for sale. For more information, visit the RPAY Resource Library and type in "Options for Health".
Health Canada Diabetes Display Boards
Contact RPAY to borrow these display boards: they're plastic, light weight, colourful, and have a First Nations focus. Topics include:
Body Mass Index
Signs and Symptoms
Blood Sugar Levels
Pathways to Healthy Active Living
This video series was designed to help Aboriginal people and communities explore healthy choices: suggestions are made for healthy eating and healthy activities. The series provides a video program specifically designed for Aboriginal children and youth, and a separate video program designed for families and communities. Also contains a guide booklet and healthy active living tips handouts.
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