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Scene 1: Alberto's Birthday Party
Saturday is Alberto's birthday. His family is having a big party for him, and many relatives will bring lots of tasty food and desserts such as cakes, ice cream, and pies. Marta has not been to a potluck meal since her doctor told her she has diabetes. She has worked hard to learn how to eat healthy foods. Now, Marta wonders what she should bring to the birthday party and what foods she should eat while she's there.
Scene 2: Miguel's New Shoes
Miguel bought a new pair of shoes a week ago. He wore them 2 days in a row because his feet felt fine. When he took off his shoes at the end of the second day, however, Miguel noticed some red spots on both of his feet and blisters on the big toe of his right foot. He wonders what he needs to do about the red spots and blisters. Miguel is concerned that he did not feel the sores on his feet. He also worries that his diabetes is not under control.
Scene 3: What's Wrong With Andres?
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012