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National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations. NDEP translates the latest science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable.

Link to the NDEP website.

AAPI: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

API is a forum to facilitate and enable Indian American Physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs.

Find below the relevant resources from AAPI

Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Health, Nutrition and Diabetes

The book titled “Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Nutrition, Health and Diabetes” is  available free of charge and can be downloaded in its entirety from the website.  It gives a short description of the dietary characteristics of different regions of India and illuminates the cultural context from which the ethnic foods and eating habits have evolved. Besides providing practical guidelines on healthy diets and understanding how to manage chronic disease states, it provides information on the health benefits of spices and weight management. It is a comprehensive summary for any anyone interested in improving themselves with a delicious and health conscious diet of South Asian cuisine.

Ranjita Misra

Editor, Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Nutrition, Health and Diabetes

For more information on the book, Click here.

Diabetes Mellitus

To learn more about Diabetes Mellitus and the Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians, Click here.

CAD & Cardio-Metabolic Diseases

The Coronary Artery Disease & Metabolic Diseases Committee of AAPI is committed to enhancing Asian Indians knowledge of the prevalence and significance of risk factors for CAD and effective treatments to reduce the risk of heart attacks in Asian Indians. To learn more about CAD and Cardio-Metabolic Diseases, Click here.

SEVAK Project: A Pilot Project for Access to Care for the Villages in India

Sanitation and Health, Education in Village communities through improved Awareness and Knowledge of Prevention/Management of Diseases and Health Promotion

The American Association of Physicians of India Origin (AAPI, Drs Thakor G. Patel, Padmini Balagopal and Ranjita Misra) did a study in four rural villages in India and determined that access to care and preventive care was a huge problem along with a high prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. Click here to read about the Sevak Project in the AAPI website.