Diabetes Awareness and Educational Program Sponsored by The Nuqui Foundation

The “Diabetes Awareness and Educational Program” is one of the first low-cost and/or free formal and non-formal healthcare and medically-related seminars and academic instructions for the community presented by The Nuqui Foundation, especially serving those underserved and uninsured students who represent our target population in great need but have very little options for economic and educational resources. As all are welcome but those who qualify as underserved and Coachella Valley residents will have free of charge courses due to the lack of financial resources.

Free Course Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of or homeless in the Coachella Valley, which include all of the Desert Cities and Unincorporated Areas it occupies, ranging from the west of Palm Springs/White Water to the Salton Sea geographical areas.
  • Must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.
  • Must not be able to enroll in publicly funding health programs (such as Medi-Cal).
  • Must not be able to pay for courses, seminars and lectures out-of-pocket

2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines Chart (Effective Jan. 13, 2021)

We have included multiple percentages in the Federal Poverty Level chart below, as there are several programs, including Medicaid, that use a percentage of the FPL as the income criteria for program participation.

48 Contiguous States

# of Persons in Household 2021 Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States (Annual Income)
100% 133% 138% 150% 200% 300% 400%
1 $12,880 $17,130 $17,774 $19,320 $25,760 $38,640 $51,520
2 $17,420 $23,169 $24,040 $26,130 $34,840 $52,260 $69,680
3 $21,960 $29,207 $30,305 $32,940 $43,920 $65,880 $87,840
4 $26,500 $35,245 $36,570 $39,750 $53,000 $79,500 $106,000
5 $31,040 $41,283 $42,835 $46,560 $62,080 $93,120 $124,160
6 $35,580 $47,321 $49,100 $53,370 $71,160 $106,740 $142,320
7 $40,120 $53,360 $55,366 $60,180 $80,240 $120,360 $160,480
8 $44,660 $59,398 $61,631 $66,990 $89,320 $133,980 $178,640
Add $4,540 for each person in household over 8 persons
# of Persons in Household 2021 Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States (Monthly Income)
100% 133% 138% 150% 200% 300% 400%
1 $1,073 $1,428 $1,481 $1,610 $2,147 $3,220 $4,293
2 $1,452 $1,931 $2,003 $2,178 $2,903 $4,355 $5,807
3 $1,830 $2,434 $2,525 $2,745 $3,660 $5,490 $7,320
4 $2,208 $2,937 $3,048 $3,313 $4,417 $6,625 $8,833
5 $2,587 $3,440 $3,570 $3,880 $5,173 $7,760 $10,347
6 $2,965 $3,943 $4,092 $4,448 $5,930 $8,895 $11,860
7 $3,343 $4,447 $4,614 $5,015 $6,687 $10,030 $13,373
8 $3,722 $4,950 $5,136 $5,583 $7,443 $11,165 $14,887
Add $378.33 for each person in household over 8 persons

Features:

  • Updated Science based content
  • Instructor led, hands on class format or virtual in the form of distance learning reinforces skills proficiency
  • Video based course ensures consistency with real world scenarios

Course Content:

  • Diabetes Awareness and Educational Program Referral Information
  • Health Education Classes/Topics: Diabetes Education (Introduction), Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, and Medications & Insulin Use; Laboratory results analysis for the target population in HgA1c, Lipid Panel, Blood Pressure, Weight, Height and BMI.
  • Diabetes Education (Introduction)
    • What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?
    • What’s going on in your body?
    • Who is at risk?
    • How is prediabetes diagnosed?
      • Fasting glucose test (FGT)
      • Glucose tolerance test (GTT)
      • A1C
    • How can you lower your risk for pre-diabetes?
  • Nutrition Education
    • High cholesterol (The Basics)
      • What is cholesterol?
      • Are there different types of cholesterol?
        • Total Cholesterol
        • LDL cholesterol
        • HDL cholesterol
        • Non-HDL cholesterol
        • Triglycerides
      • What should my numbers be?
        • What re the cholesterol and triglyceride measurements in the United States?
        • What should my numbers be?
        • What should I do if my doctor tells me I have high cholesterol?
        • Should I take medicine to lower cholesterol?
        • Can I lower my cholesterol without medicines?
      • Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
        • Goal: To prevent and treat high blood pressure through healthy food choices
        • Eat More of These Foods
        • Eat Fewer Foods that Are High in Fat and Sodium
        • Additional Guidelines
        • Sample Menu
      • Healthy Heart Diet
        • What is a healthy heart diet?
        • What can I do to make a healthy heart diet part of my lifestyle?
        • What should I avoid eating and drinking while in a healthy heart diet?
        • What are the types of fat I need to know about?
        • What can I eat and drink while on a healthy heart diet?
        • What are some other ways to decrease the amount of fat in my diet?
        • How can I increase the amount of fiber in my diet?
        • How can I decrease the amount of sodium in my diet?
        • Risks?
      • Physical Activity
        • Being Active Is Better for You
        • How To Benefit From Physical Activity
        • Ways To Get Started
        • Ways To Turn Excuses Into Solutions
        • Special Considerations for People With Diabetes
        • Other Important Topics of Physical Activity:
          • Video of Practical Tips and Action Steps for Physical Activity
          • Physical Activity Basics
          • Physical Activity and Health
          • Measuring Physical Activity Intensity
          • More People Walk to Better Health
          • Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes
        • Medications & Insulin Use
          • How to do an insulin injection?
          • What do you need?
          • What are the steps?
            • Clean and clear
            • Pick a spot
            • Draw
            • Air check
            • Pinch and push
            • Clean up
          • Daily medication split for Diabetes or insulin injection
        • Laboratory Results Analysis
          • HgA1c
          • Lipid Panel
            • Total Cholesterol
            • Triglycerides
            • HDL
            • LDL
          • Blood Pressure
          • Weight, Height and BMI

Course Format/Time:

  • Classroom-based
    • Instructor-led, hands-on class format and/or virtual distance learning
  • Length
    • Requires approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Course Fee:

  • Low-cost Fee: $20
  • Free Course Eligibility: FREE
    • Must be a resident of or homeless in the Coachella Valley, which include all of the Desert Cities and Unincorporated Areas it occupies, ranging from the west of Palm Springs/White Water to the Salton Sea geographical areas.
    • Must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.
    • Must not be able to enroll in publicly funding health programs (such as Medi-Cal).
    • Must not be able to pay for courses, seminars and lectures out-of-pocket

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions!
  • Feel free to view our website for more information: https://www.yourcprmd.com

Disclaimer:

  • Policies, terms, and conditions may be subject to change without prior notice at any time. The Nuqui Foundation reserves the right to update or modify these policies, terms, conditions and prices.

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