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Managing Diabetes - It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

Managing Diabetes posterThe Managing Diabetes campaign messages communicate the seriousness of diabetes, the importance of managing the disease to prevent or delay complications, the idea that managing diabetes is not easy but it is worth it, and the importance of making a plan. The print public service announcement and poster series feature people from around the country living with diabetes who reflect a diversity of ethnicity and age.

Diabetes Education Materials for People with Diabetes and their Families.

Campaign Materials

  • Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes - Promotional Tools
    Please use these tools to spread the word about Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes in your community.

  • Diabetes and CVD Talking Points
    Use these talking points and tips to help you promote the critical link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease to your local newspapers, radio stations, and television stations.

  • Be Smart About Your Heart: Manage the ABCs of Diabetes
    Many people with diabetes do not realize that having diabetes increases their chances of having a heart attack or stroke. While most people may think about diabetes-related health problems such as kidney disease, blindness and amputation, adults with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than a person without diabetes.
    Share this article in your organization’s newsletter or with media in your community.

  • Diabetes and Your Heart Infographic (English and Spanish)
    Check out NDEP’s "Diabetes and Your Heart" infographic to learn about the ABCs of diabetes and how diabetes affects your heart. Share the infographic with your followers on Facebook and Twitter, or embed the infographic to your blog or website using the following code:

  • Heading Back to School with Diabetes
    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. For students with diabetes and their parents, getting ready for a new school year includes a lot more than buying new clothes, backpacks, notebooks, and pens. It means buying a whole list of diabetes supplies to keep at school -- but also preparing school staff to help keep their children safe at school and at school-sponsored activities.

  • Eating Right When Money’s Tight for People with Diabetes
    For people with diabetes, making healthy food choices is an important part of managing the disease. With the right tips and a little planning, you can eat healthy and stretch your food budget.

  • Have Diabetes. Will Travel.
    Whenever you travel, your diabetes comes along with you. And while having diabetes should not stop you from traveling in style, you will need to do some careful planning. Here are some helpful diabetes travel tips from the National Diabetes Education Program.

  • Help Your Teen Deal with the Ups & Downs of Diabetes
    Teens may sometimes have feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, and fear, or they may blame themselves or their family for their diabetes. These feelings are normal every now and then. But in order to feel better, teens need to learn to take charge of their diabetes – and families can help.

  • Managing Diabetes - Feature Articles
    Feature articles to help you and your organization promote NDEP's "Managing diabetes. It's not Easy, but it's Worth it." campaign.

  • ATTENTION MEN! Control Your Diabetes For Life... And For Your Family
    If you have diabetes, you know the day-to-day steps needed to manage diabetes can be hard. Managing diabetes isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. If left untreated, men with diabetes can face serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and even the loss of a toe or foot. Share this article in your organization’s newsletter or with media in your community.

  • Healthy Eating During Winter Gatherings for People with Diabetes
    Winter is a season of holiday celebrations, football play-offs, and other occasions when family and friends get together over meals and snacks. For people with type 2 diabetes, it can be especially challenging to stick to a meal plan. However, you don’t have to completely sacrifice all of your favorite foods. The key is to make a variety of healthy food choices and limit portion sizes.

  • Brenda - Managing Diabetes Full-Page Print PSA (English and Spanish)
    Brenda works hard to control her diabetes so it doesn't control her. Brenda's print PSA has the message: Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it. (Yo controlo mi diabetes. No es fácil, pero usted también la puede controlar.)
    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with diabetes make a plan to prevent diabetes complications. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications. A Spanish translation of the template cover letter is coming soon.

  • Brenda - Managing Diabetes Posters (English and Spanish)
    Brenda works hard to control her diabetes so it doesn't control her. Brenda's print PSAs have the message: Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it. (Yo controlo mi diabetes. No es fácil, pero usted también la puede controlar.)
    Display these posters where people with diabetes will see them.

  • David - Managing Diabetes Poster
    David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25. Today, he works hard to manage his disease. David's poster has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Display this poster where people with diabetes will see it.

  • David- Managing Diabetes Full-Page Print PSA
    David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25. Today, he works hard to manage his disease. David's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with diabetes make a plan to prevent diabetes complications. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Haywood - Managing Diabetes Full-Page Print PSA
    Haywood was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005. Today, he works hard to manage his disease. Haywood's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with diabetes make a plan to prevent diabetes complications. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Managing Diabetes - Radio PSAs
    Radio announcement scripts for NDEP's Managing Diabetes campaign. 

  • Rudy - Managing Diabetes Full-Page Print PSA
    Rudy works hard to manage his type 2 diabetes. Rudy's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with diabetes make a plan to prevent diabetes complications. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Rudy - Managing Diabetes Poster
    Rudy works hard to manage his type 2 diabetes. Rudy's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Display this poster where people with diabetes will see it.

  • Sorcy - Managing Diabetes Full-Page Print PSA
    Sorcy had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant and was later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Today, she works hard to manage her disease. Sorcy's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with diabetes make a plan to prevent diabetes complications. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Sorcy - Managing Diabetes Poster
    Sorcy had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant and was later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Today, she works hard to manage her disease. Sorcy's print PSA has the message: "Managing diabetes. It's not easy, but it's worth it."
    Display this poster where people with diabetes will see it.

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