Guilty of Racial Discrimination…
Americans Have Diabetes and Hispanics are Diagnosed More Frequently. As the Hispanic population continues to grow the prevalence
of diabetes among Hispanics is expected to reach epidemic proportions.
1 out of 10 Latinos has or will develop diabetes versus the rate of 1 in 20 for the general population.One in 4 Hispanics over age 45 has diabetes.
Latinos account for 41% of people with diabetes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Obesity is a major risk factor in the development of Type 2 diabetes and obesity has increased by 30% over the last ten years.
There is an epidemic of obesity in our culture and our children are more frequently found to have (adult onset) diabetes.
Nina’s Lowfat Beans [Nina Granja was born in Spain and adapted her grandmother's recipes to accommodate a low fat vegetarian diet.]
1 lb. pinto beans
1 bell pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 ˝ cups diced tomato
1 clove of garlic
1 bunch cilantro, chop & reserve
1 tsp. Salt
2 celery stalks
jalapenos to taste
Pour water and bouillon into a large pot, boil. Quarter vegetables, put in boiling water. Cook on High for 15 minutes. Rinse beans & add to pot. Cook on high for 15 min. Cover. Let simmer for 2 ˝ hours, or until beans are very soft. Add cilantro for last 5 minutes of cooking time. Stir every 20 minutes. Serves 10
91 calories, 16 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, 273 mg sodium. Diabetic exchange: 1 starch serving.
1 Tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
1 Tbsp canola or olive oil
2 cups white rice (uncooked)
2 garlic cloves
2 cups of water (If using brown rice, use 2 ˝ c. water)
˝ green bell pepper
˝ red bell pepper
1 bunch of green onions
In a large deep skillet, heat oil and salt. Sauté diced vegetables. Put rice in skillet and sauté until it is golden brown. Add water, bring to a boil, lower heat and cover until the rice is flaky and all water is absorbed, (about 35 minutes). Serves 8.
197 calories, 38g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg saturated fat, 331 mg sodium. Diabetic exchange: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Daily use of above recipes, when substituted for traditional recipes, should result in a 12 pound
weight loss at the end of one year, if all other factors remain the same. Here's a comparison of
new healthy recipes to traditional recipes showing reduced calories, sodium and fat.
Low fat Beans
You can join one of the first Consejeras Programs to be conducted in the state of California by the American Diabetes Association! Through this unique program, trained community volunteers arrange informal parties in their homes or community centers for their families and friends.
At these gatherings, diabetes and related issues are discussed in a non-threatening environment, featuring videos, educational materials, and tasty low-fat Hispanic foods. Other communities have found these parties to be an effective way to get information distributed to the community and motivate individuals to seek proper care. Volunteers will become neighborhood counselors after being trained to improve the health of their friends, family and neighbors.
are Latinas who:
Agree to promote Diabetes awareness in the community.
Encourage other Hispanics to get involved with activities to promote health awareness.
Receive comprehensive Diabetes education and training designed for lay counselors.
Conduct (over a 12-month period of time) two informal, enjoyable, culturally appropriate Home Health Parties for neighborhood friends and family.
With assistance from a Program Coordinator, choose and prepare a healthy menu to serve guests.
Receive a hostess gift and reimbursement for the cost of easy to prepare healthy foods.
home health parties may be held in neighborhood centers as well as homes.
Involved …Volunteer to be a Consejeras….
Here's How. Call the American Diabetes Association Consejera Program Chairman, Charlotte Hodge at 909-276-6243 and volunteer today.
Charlotte Hodge RN, NP,CDE/posted 8.22.2001
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