Celebrar La Buena Salud! (Celebrate Good Health!) - NIDDK Health Information News September 2016

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NIDDK Health Information News - September 2016

September 15, 2016
NIDDK Health Information News

Promoting Health
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, and we invite you to celebrate good health habits and share NIDDK's Spanish health information and tools. Hispanic Americans are at a higher risk for developing diabetes, kidney disease, and other conditions the NIDDK addresses. These materials contain information that may help Hispanic Americans prevent disease and manage their health. 

Sus Riñones son Tesoros (Your Kidneys are Treasures) 
Riñones, Tesoros is a bilingual toolkit to help community health workers or "promotores de salud" educate Hispanics living with diabetes about kidney disease and kidney failure. To learn more about the toolkit and how to use the resources in your community, visit the Riñones, Tesoros program page. 

Learning About Colon Polyps—For Spanish Speakers 
Everyone has a chance of developing colon polyps and colon cancer. Colon and rectal cancer most often begin as polyps. Most people with colon polyps don’t have symptoms and some people are more likely to develop them than others. Learn more on colon polyps, with recently updated health information in Spanish.

Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 
Hispanic Americans are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is good news. The NIDDK has tips on how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes around what you eat and how you stay physically active. Even more diabetes health resources in Spanish are available from the National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of the NIDDK and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What's New at the NIDDK?
Quiz: Can You Match The Portion Size With The Right Food?

Do you know the appropriate portion size for the foods you eat? Test your knowledge with NIDDK's Playbuzz quiz on food portions.

New Research: Prevalence of Diabetes in Adolescents
New NIDDK research, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows that nearly 30 percent of youth ages 12 to 19 with diabetes are undiagnosed. For black and Hispanic teens, the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes is even higher.

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