Diabetes and Literacy

Today is World Diabetes Day. Literacy is an important factor in learning to manage personal health, including diabetes. The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit (DESK) is designed to help health practitioners and literacy practitioners work together with patients and learners to develop skills to help them manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. The kit consists of two online… Read more

World Health Day

Today is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is Beat Diabetes. In 2013, Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington published the Diabetes Essential Skills Kit (D.E.S.K.). It includes Learning Modules that address 6 common barriers to a patient’s independent diabetes management. And, a separate document contains Essential Skills Profiles for literacy practitioners and health professionals… Read more