Learn how to read a food label and understand different food label terms. Follow these tips in selecting a healthier food in the grocery store next time.
Try this tasty recipe that has given a healthy twist to the traditional shrimp fried rice dish that you are so familiar with.
One-week blood glucose record sheet
Test and keep track of your blood glucose for better diabetes control, and prevent diabetes complications. Bring your records to your visits with the doctor and/or diabetes educator. He/she will be able to provide the best recommendations accordingly.
Tips to enjoy a holiday while staying healthy
Follow these tips and enjoy a holiday with your family and friends while staying healthy.
Diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes
Learn more about how the blood tests for diabetes and pre-diabetes diagnosis are done. Discuss further with your health care providers about your blood test results.
Treatment for low blood glucose
Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat low blood glucose in a safe and effective way.
Understanding the types of diabetes
Understand the differences between the two most common types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Learn also about the causes and symptoms of diabetes to help you in preventing and detecting the disease earlier.
Tips in staying active through daily activities
Stay active throughout the day by incorporating different physical activities. It is more than just exercising in the gym!
Food list that includes common Chinese American food for basic carb counting
Learn how to estimate the amount of carbohydrates (carb) in the food you eat. This handout ONLY serves as a tool to help you count the carb. This does NOT tell you the amount of food that you should have. Meet with a registered dietitian to find out the amount of carb that you need and a meal plan that fits your lifestyle and health condition.
Sample meals that include some common Chinese American dishes
Give these healthy meals a try. These sample meals are ONLY some examples. This does NOT mean that you can only have these food in your meals. Discuss with your registered dietitian about your personalized meal plan, and learn how to put together your own meal in a healthy way.
A guide to help you find your way to Joslin Diabetes Center
A directions that you can take with you as you find your way to Joslin Diabetes Center
BMI chart tailored for Asian adults living in the United States
Use your weight and height to find out your body mass index, BMI. This index assesses your risk for health conditions that are related to weight. The health indications from the BMI for Asian adults living in the United States are different than that for non-Hispanic white.
Know the risk factors for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and find out what you can do to delay, or even prevent, diabetes.
Diabetes screening packet for Asian Americans
Asian Americans should be screened for diabetes when their BMI is 23 or above, as their risk for diabetes will be higher. Use this packet to find out your BMI and other risk factors for diabetes, and bring this packet to your next doctor's appointment.
Early diagnosis and intervention is important for diabetes management. Take this 9-question diabetes risk assessment test and find out your risk level for developing diabetes. Make lifestyle changes today to lower your risks.
Care tips for Asians with diabetes to prevent COVID-19
Comorbidities such as diabetes increase the hospitalization and mortality rate of COVID-19. Here are some tips that help manage diabetes better to prevent COVID-19.
Snack ideas that include some common Asian American food
Give these healthier snack choices a try. These snack ideas are ONLY some examples. This does NOT mean that you can only have these food as your snacks. Discuss with your registered dietitian about your personalized meal plan, and learn how to choose or prepare healthy snacks.
Slides from the AADI video series, “Let’s Talk About”
Slides from the AADI video series, “Let’s Talk About” where we talk about many topics we are all wondering about. Episode #1 welcomes Dr. Persis Commissariat to talk about physical and emotional stress around diabetes.
Slides from the AADI video series, “Let’s Talk About” where we talk about many topics we are all wondering about. Episode #2 welcomes back Dr. Persis Commissariat, a Clinical Psychologist to talk about physical and emotional stress around COVID-19 and anti-Asian crimes.
List of resouces for you and your loved ones. Many available in different languages.
Know more about when and how frequently you need to do different health assessments for better managing your diabetes and preventing complications
Slides from the AADI video series, “Let’s Talk About” where we talk about many topics we are all wondering about. Episode #3 welcomes Ka Hei Karen Lau, a Registered Dietitian. She will talk about planning your pregnancy, gestational diabetes, what to know before conception and postpartum care.
Digital program book for Ginger Forum 2023
Digital program book for Ginger Forum 2023. This new, interactive educational Ginger event was held in person at the Joslin Diabetes Center on October 21, 2023. Patients, their families and caregivers, health professionals in clinical practice, research, and health advocacy will come together to learn, network, and collaborate together. The AADI will share its updates and bring experts to discuss the latest findings around diabetes among Asian Americans – treatments, management, education, technologies, screenings, and prevention. Participants will learn actionable next steps for screening, better managing diabetes, and advocacy actions they can take in their specialized fields or in their communities.