In this publication, we discuss diabetes risk factors unique to LGBTQ people, and make recommendations for screening and management of diabetes in LGBTQ populations.
Learning Resources — Diabetes and Heart Health
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 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.
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.