The Bigger Picture Tool Kit is designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type-2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread. The focus of the Bigger Picture Tool Kit is on the institutional and environmental factors that contribute to the spread of this epidemic, and on how young people can change the trajectory of the disease by taking action. It is possible to prevent the spread of Type 2 Diabetes and we can overcome this epidemic in our lifetime. The Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge hypnosis offices of Roger Moore’s Counseling & Hypnotherapy LLC are committed to help you and your family make the lifestyle changes that support you in health and wellness. The Bigger Picture Tool Kit is this weeks featured article in the Hypnosis Health Info Article Library.
BIGGER PICTURE TOOL KIT
Welcome to the Youth Speaks/UCSFCVP Bigger Picture Educational Tool Kit. The aim of the toolkit is to equip and empower your students and communities to become agents of change in their respective environments, raising their voices and joining the conversation about combating the spread of Type 2 Diabetes. This is not a campaign about individual choices. The focus is on the institutional and environmental factors that contribute to the spread of this epidemic, and on how young people can change the trajectory of the disease by taking action. We want them to be inspired to act to diminish theirs and their family’s risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, including intervening in their homes, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.
In this toolkit you will find important facts as well as thought-provoking classroom activities to engage your students and community members in the conversation, encouraging them to write, speak, and take a stand. The toolkit familiarizes participants with truths about the spread of Type 2 Diabetes, and provides them with points of engagement, inspiration and action. It includes lessons designed to augment the PSAʼs and the Bigger Picture School Visit program in such a way that encourages young people to take action to transform their environments. The lessons are designed with age/grade in mind, but can be easily adapted for use in your classroom. The Facts are well researched and provided by the CVP and its health partners. The Glossary provides vocabulary terms that offer further insight into the disease and the language used in reference to the fight against it.
It is possible to prevent the spread of Type 2 Diabetes. Success/Making a difference will require well-informed, engaged and creative people. We are inspired by the creativity of the young people we work with. Their motivation and activation have encouraged us to believe that we can overcome this epidemic in our lifetime. With your active engagement with this toolkit, you and your students are becoming a part of the solution. As your students begin to reveal and confront their stories, and challenge the status quo around Type 2 Diabetes, they will become thought leaders, messengers and agents of change. We are encouraging all educators and young people to join this conversation and become active in the struggle against this debilitating and preventable disease.
Diabetes Health Consequences
- Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputations, and kidney failure, impotence and is a major contributor to heart attacks and strokes.
- The risk for death among people with Diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age without Diabetes.
- Diabetes reduces life expectancy by eighteen years if diagnosed at age 20,fourteen years if diagnosed at age 40, and ten years if diagnosed at age 60.
- 50 years ago, fewer than 1 out of 100 people in the U.S. had Diabetes. Now, 1 in 10 do. At this rate, in 50 years 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will have Diabetes.
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