ALPHA HORN DIABETES EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS 

PURPOSE
To delay or prevent the onset of diabetes and reduce the illness and death caused by diabetes and its complications.


OBJECTIVES
*To increase awareness and understanding of diabetes and its seriousness. The many risk factors associated with diabetes and the strategies for preventing diabetes and or the complications of.
*Promote self care.
*Reduce disparities in areas burdened with diabetes.
*Promote a patient center team approach to care.
*Meeting the community on their own personal educational levels regarding the disease.
*Support to patient and care givers.


TARGET AUDIENCES
*People with Type 2 diabetes.
*People at risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes), especially African Americans and Hispanic.
*NOT limited to healthcare workers, professionals, and other races.

SERVICES
*Teach with tools approved by the ADA(American Diabetes Association), Diabetic Educators, and Dieticians, physicians, exercise trainers, podiatrist and others in this arena.
*Handouts, brochures, visual aides, supplies and support as needed.
*Support on a continual as well as ‘needed’ basis.
*Teach proper nutrition and exercise catered to specific client need.
*Collaboration with physicians in the community to assure clients better health and well being.
*Teach impending warning signs of danger and problems.
*Understanding diabetes and the language associated with it.
*Encouraging patients to keep their appointments and its importance.
*PREVENTION!

ACTIVITIES
*Create and sustain relationships with organizations working with diabetes in the community and abroad.
*Develop ongoing awareness for the community.
*Sponsor annual fundraisers/heath fairs in the community.
*Tools that provide support for behavioral changes and improved quality of life.
*Fitness experts to give sound advice and aide in weight reduction.



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This page was last updated: April 7, 2015
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