In 2016 the DCC’s Prevention Committee offered virtual internships to students at California State University East Bay. Six volunteers from the committee served as mentors for eight health/nursing students who were required to provide over 100 hours each towards an independent community service project. Internship topics, testimonials and student products are listed below.
Note: The DCC is not responsible for the projects or materials developed by students. The views expressed in materials do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Diabetes Coalition of California, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the Diabetes Coalition of California.
- Focus: Raising awareness of prediabetes amongst consumers and referring them to the National Diabetes Prevention Program and CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Programs
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- Focus: Raising awareness of prediabetes amongst providers and informing them about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the importance of screening, testing and referring patients to CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Programs
“I learned about PDM, the Lifestyle Change Programs, and how important it is to assess the risk factors and screen for PDM. I can use all this info in my nursing career and help to shift focus onto people who haven’t yet developed DM. Major educational point and it inspires me to lead by example in my own life.” — CSUEB student
- Focus: Raising awareness of prediabetes and diabetes amongst Asian Americans using the national Screen at 23 campaign
“The greatest lesson learned during this experience was how much of an impact we truly have over our community. Without this experience, I would have never gone into the community on multiple occasions to educate and raise awareness about diabetes. The community was extremely receptive and appreciative of our work which made the experience that much more rewarding.” — CSUEB student
Screen at 23 Video