The goal of this webinar is to increase the capacity of health centers to meet the health care and support needs of LGBTQIA+ patients who are living with diabetes during a global pandemic. Participants will discover how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of diabetes prevention, care, and management, particularly for LGBTQIA+ people, and learn promising practices to improve health outcomes.
Learning Resources — Diabetes and Heart Health
HIV and Diabetes Mellitus
This 2021 fact sheet from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides information for health centers to manage co-occurring diabetes and HIV, including information about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications.
HIV and Diabetes
This webinar, intended for our clinical audience, will explore best practices for the management of co-occurring HIV and diabetes. Drs. Janet Lo and Kevin Ard will present cases highlighting the risk of developing diabetes among patients with HIV. Participants of this webinar will learn about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications and discuss drug interactions between anti-diabetic and antiretroviral medications.
Diabetes, Heart Disease, and LGBTQIA+ Populations
Dr. Alex Gonzalez of Fenway Health and Katherine Overton of the American Heart Association discuss diabetes and heart disease in LGBTQIA+ populations. This webinar covers issues around social determinants of health that make sexual and gender minorities more likely to have diabetes, and discusses tools for managing diabetes in special populations, such as the American Heart Association's "Know Diabetes by Heart" initiative.
Diabetes Prevention and Management for LGBTQ People
In this publication, we discuss diabetes risk factors unique to LGBTQ people, and make recommendations for screening and management of diabetes in LGBTQ populations.
Considerations for Heart Health of LGBT Identified Patients
Lisa Neff, Community Impact Director at the American Heart Association and Dr. Alex Gonzalez, Medical Director at Fenway Community Health, will discuss cholesterol, diabetes, and other heart health considerations as they pertain to the LGBTQ community. The webinar will cover strategies for care including the AHA's Check. Change. Control, Cholesterol program and diabetes management strategies tailored to the needs of LGBTQ people.
LGBT Health Disparities & Hypertension Control Opportunities with the American Heart Association
LGBT Health Disparities & Hypertension Control Opportunities with the American Heart Association This webinar will educate providers about LGBT health disparities and introduce providers to the American Heart Association's hypertension control efforts and Target Blood Pressure program. Target BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging medical practices, health service organizations and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.
Addressing Obesity, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder among LGBTQ Youth
Many young LGBTQ people contend with bullying, rejection, and other identity-related stressors at school and at home. For some, these challenges negatively affect their eating behaviors and body image, which can lead to excessive weight gain or loss, as well as eating and feeding disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. This webinar will teach providers how to use a culturally-responsive approach to preventing, identifying, and treating obesity, eating and feeding disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder among LGBTQ youth .We will also discuss pediatric endocrinology considerations as they relate to weight/gain and obesity among transgender youth.
Addressing Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction, and Obesity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people experience higher rates of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity compared to the general population. In this clinical brief, primary care and behavioral health providers will discover how these issues manifest in different subgroups of SGM adolescents and young adults, and will learn ways to address these conditions using affirming and effective treatments.