Seattle & King County REACH Coalition: Reducing diabetes health disparities experienced by communities of color
Mission, overview and goals The mission of the REACH Coalition is to eliminate diabetes-related disparities among African Americans, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and Latinos/Hispanics living in King County.
Common questions about diabetes Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. In order for your body to have energy it changes the food you eat into glucose or sugar. Your body then carries this sugar to your body''s cells. A hormone, called insulin, helps the sugar get into the cells. Diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or use it very well.
Diabetes Meal Planning Do you know how to create a healthy diabetes plate? Download diabetes meal planning guides in multiple languages
Diabetes information and resources Local diabetes prevention and management information and resources for the public and health professionals. Information about community-based interventions to eliminate inequities in health from the National REACH Coalition.
Focusing on African Americans, Asian, Pacific Islanders and Hispanic/Latinos
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