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Nutrition and Diabetes: Special Considerations for Clients who Are Unstably Housed

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Diabetes occurs at approximately the same rate in the homeless and general populations; however, diagnosis and management of diabetes in individuals experiencing homelessness remains greatly challenging. Homelessness creates additional difficulties when clients are trying to manage diabetes within the constraints of living in a shelter or on the streets, and having access to healthy meals.

This webinar will focus on how food security affects the ability to control diabetes in individuals experiencing homelessness and highlight resources that may help clients eat better to help control their blood sugar.


  • Veronica Oates, Ph.D., RD., LD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences, College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • Tracy Tinker, RN, MSN, CDE, CNL, Nurse/Case Manager , Health Care for the Homeless Manchester, Manchester, NH
  • Moderator: Darlene Jenkins, DrPH, Senior Director of Programs,¬†NHCHC, Nashville, TN

Archived Webinar Video

Webinar: View on YouTube.

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