Websites for people from Minority Ethnic groups

The Diabetes Minority Ethnic group are currently reviewing all resources available in different languages. More information will be available by the end of 2013. The recent best practice report can be found at: Diabetes in Scotland - Publications.

The NHS Knowledge Network gives access to leaflets and resources for people who speak and read languages other than English.

The International Diabetes Federation has produced an information pack called Kids and Diabetes in School (KIDS) . This pack has been translated into 9 languages and adapted to be culturally competent.

The Diabetes Minority Ethnic group supported the development of educational resources in Chinese and Urdu.

The Healthy Weight Forum indicates the amount of calories that there are in Chinese food.

The Low Carb Diets website provides information on low carbohydrate eating in a Chinese restaurant.

The Leicestershire Diabetes group provide information and resources on Ramadan.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board have two resources:

Diabetes UK provide support for people for whom English is not their first language.

My Diabetes My Way hosts resources appropriate for people for whom English is not their first language.

EEiC is the site of a multi-professional group who are focused on understanding the use of evidence in commissioning health services for multiethnic populations in England. The site contains some useful information.

The South Asian Health Foundation website aims to promote improvements in the quality of, and access to, healthcare and health promotion in South Asians.

The Glasgow Refugee and Asylum Network (GRAMNet) conduct research and qualitative evaluation on migration, refugees and the asylum process. The network consults on migration-related policy in the UK and internationally.‌ There are a wide variety of resources available including some around using interpreters and about the RESTORE project. RESTORE focuses on optimising medical and psychosocial primary care for migrants in Europe. By using innovative scientific methods such as Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and the Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) RESTORE explores how cultural barriers and language barriers can be overcome by General Practitioners and primary care staff in cross-cultural consultations and, at the same time, how available resources can be used efficiently in health systems across Europe.