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National Diabetes Month Campaign Materials

Haywood & Family - Family Health History PosterUse these materials to share diabetes prevention and control messages and resources that support individuals in making a plan to prevent diabetes and its complications. Materials can be adapted for community-based presentations, support groups, office-based or waiting room outreach, and large scale or regional awareness, screening, or media events.




2015 Promotional Materials


Enewsletter Blurbs

 Please use this enewsletter blurb to promote National Diabetes Month in newsletters, on websites, on listservs, etc.


Public Service Announcement

 Please use this 30-second live-read script in TV or radio spots to promote National Diabetes Month.


Talking Points

 The following talking points are intended to help you promote National Diabetes Month to the public through your local newspapers, radio stations, and television stations.


Campaign Materials by Type


Posters

  • Haywood & Family - Family Health History Poster

    Haywood was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005. Today, he works hard to manage his disease and to help his family prevent it. Haywood's poster has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent it." Display this poster where people with type 2 diabetes will see it.

  • Holly - Family Health History: Gestational Diabetes Poster

    Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) when she was pregnant with her first child. When a follow-up blood test showed she had prediabetes, she began making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Holly's print PSA has the message: "When I was pregnant, I found out I had diabetes. Now, I am at risk for diabetes for the rest of my life. So is my child. But we can take steps to PREVENT it." Display this poster where people with a history of gestational diabetes will see it.

  • Latecia - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Poster

    After seeing her mom struggle with diabetes, Latecia knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease. Latecia's poster has the message: "Diabetes runs in our family, so we are at risk. That is why we are taking steps now to prevent it." Display this poster where people at risk for type 2 diabetes will see it.

  • Melinda - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Poster

    Because type 2 diabetes runs in her family, Melinda is at risk for the disease. Her Spanish-language poster has the message: "En mi familia hay diabetes y por lo tanto corremos riesgo. Por eso tomamos pasos para prevenirla." Display this poster where people at risk for type 2 diabetes will see it.

  • Sorcy & Family - Family Health History 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 poster has the message: "I manage my diabetes— and I am teaching my family how to prevent it." Display this poster where people with type 2 diabetes will see it.

  • 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.


Print PSAs

  • 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.

  • 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 & Family - Family History Print PSA

    Haywood was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005. Today, he works hard to manage his disease and to help his family prevent it. Haywood's print PSA has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent 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.

  • Holly - Family History: Gestational Diabetes Print PSA
    Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) when she was pregnant with her first child. When a follow-up blood test showed she had prediabetes, she began making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Holly's print PSA has the message: "When I was pregnant, I found out I had diabetes. Now, I am at risk for diabetes for the rest of my life. So is my child. But we can take steps to PREVENT it."

    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with a history of GDM make a plan to prevent diabetes. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Latecia - Family Health History Diabetes Prevention Full-Page Print PSA
    After seeing her mom struggle with diabetes, Latecia knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease. Latecia's poster has the message: "Diabetes runs in our family, so we are at risk.That is why we are taking steps now to prevent it."

    Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people at risk for diabetes make a plan to prevent the disease. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

  • Melinda - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Full-Page Print PSA in Spanish
    Because type 2 diabetes runs in her family, Melinda is at risk for the disease. Her Spanish-language poster has the message: "En mi familia hay diabetes y por lo tanto corremos riesgo. Por eso tomamos pasos para prevenirla."

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sorcy & Family - Family History 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 and to help prevent the disease in her family. Sorcy's print PSA has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent 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 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.


Radio PSAs


Feature Articles

      • Be Aware of Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
        Share this article with local media and your constituents. Add your logo, name, mission, and contact information. Submit it to your local newspaper or include it in your organization’s newsletter.
      • History of Gestational Diabetes
        Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child from that pregnancy have a lifelong risk for developing diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and amputations. The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent or delay diabetes and lower that risk for yourself and your child.
      • Holly's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM
        Share Holly’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her first pregnancy. Today, she works hard to prevent type 2 diabetes by taking daily walks with her children and replacing snack cakes with fresh fruit.
      • Latecia's Story: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
        Share Latecia’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Latecia gets active by playing football with her husband and kids, dancing, and going for walks.
      • Sandra's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM
        Share Sandra’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sandra was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her son. Today, she works hard to prevent type 2 diabetes in herself and her son.


      Web Buttons


      Videos

      • Diabetes Travel Tips Video
        Diabetes doesn’t keep David from traveling. But he makes sure he plans ahead when he takes a trip. Learn about some of David’s tips for traveling with diabetes.

      • Staying Healthy On-the-Go with Diabetes Video
        When you’re on the road, it can be hard to stick to your routine when it comes to healthy eating and physical activity. David shares his tips for staying healthy with diabetes when he is on-the-go.

      • Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Video
        Getting the whole family involved in becoming more active and making healthy food choices can make it easier to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes.

      • Staying Healthy On-the-Go with Diabetes Video
        When you’re on the road, it can be hard to stick to your routine when it comes to healthy eating and physical activity. David shares his tips for staying healthy with diabetes when he is on-the-go.


      Campaign Materials by Topic


      Diabetes Prevention

      Find resources about diabetes risk factors, such as family history and gestational diabetes, for preventing diabetes in your community.

      • Be Aware of Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
        Share this article with local media and your constituents. Add your logo, name, mission, and contact information. Submit it to your local newspaper or include it in your organization’s newsletter.

      • Diabetes Runs in My Family Web Banner

      • Family Health History & Diabetes 4 Questions Web Banner
        Add this web banner to your website or blog and link to “4 Questions You Should Ask Your Family” to help get the family health history conversation started.

      • Family History Newsletter Announcement
        Share this announcement about family history and type 2 diabetes risk via your newsletter or professional list serves.

      • Four Questions You Should Ask Your Family About Health History
        Diabetes runs in families. By asking your family these key questions, you could help prevent type 2 diabetes in the future. 

      • Haywood & Family - Family Health History Poster
        Haywood was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005. Today, he works hard to manage his disease and to help his family prevent it. Haywood's poster has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent it."

        Display this poster where people with type 2 diabetes will see it.

      • Haywood & Family - Family History Print PSA

        Haywood was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005. Today, he works hard to manage his disease and to help his family prevent it. Haywood's print PSA has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent 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. 

      • History of Gestational Diabetes
        Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child from that pregnancy have a lifelong risk for developing diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and amputations. The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent or delay diabetes and lower that risk for yourself and your child.

      • Holly - Family Health History: Gestational Diabetes Poster

        Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) when she was pregnant with her first child. When a follow-up blood test showed she had prediabetes, she began making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Holly's print PSA has the message: "When I was pregnant, I found out I had diabetes. Now, I am at risk for diabetes for the rest of my life. So is my child. But we can take steps to PREVENT it."

        Display this poster where people with a history of gestational diabetes will see it.

      • Holly - Family History: Gestational Diabetes Print PSA
        Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) when she was pregnant with her first child. When a follow-up blood test showed she had prediabetes, she began making lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Holly's print PSA has the message: "When I was pregnant, I found out I had diabetes. Now, I am at risk for diabetes for the rest of my life. So is my child. But we can take steps to PREVENT it."

        Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people with a history of GDM make a plan to prevent diabetes. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

      • Latecia - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Full-Page Print PSA
        After seeing her mom struggle with diabetes, Latecia knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease. Latecia's poster has the message: "Diabetes runs in our family, so we are at risk.That is why we are taking steps now to prevent it."

        Encourage publications to use this print PSA to help people at risk for diabetes make a plan to prevent the disease. Use the template cover letter to reach out to Public Service Directors at your local publications.

      • Latecia - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Poster
        After seeing her mom struggle with diabetes, Latecia knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease. Latecia's poster has the message: "Diabetes runs in our family, so we are at risk.That is why we are taking steps now to prevent it."

        Display this poster where people at risk for type 2 diabetes will see it.

      • Melinda - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Full-Page Print PSA in Spanish
        Because type 2 diabetes runs in her family, Melinda is at risk for the disease. Her Spanish-language poster has the message: "En mi familia hay diabetes y por lo tanto corremos riesgo. Por eso tomamos pasos para prevenirla."

        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.

      • Melinda - Family Health History: Diabetes Prevention Poster
        Because type 2 diabetes runs in her family, Melinda is at risk for the disease. Her Spanish-language poster has the message: "En mi familia hay diabetes y por lo tanto corremos riesgo. Por eso tomamos pasos para prevenirla."

        Display this poster where people at risk for type 2 diabetes will see it.

      • Sorcy & Family - Family Health History 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 poster has the message: "I manage my diabetes— and I am teaching my family how to prevent it."

        Display this poster where people with type 2 diabetes will see it.

      • Sorcy & Family - Family History 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 and to help prevent the disease in her family. Sorcy's print PSA has the message: "I manage my diabetes—and I am teaching my family how to prevent 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.

      Diabetes Management

      Find resources to help those living with diabetes in your community better manage their disease.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Haywood - Managing Diabetes Poster

        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."

        Display this poster where people with diabetes will see it.

      • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

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

      • 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.


      Partner Spotlight

      Ohio DPCP GDM Posters For ideas on how to use NDEP campaign materials in your community, take a look at NDEP’s Partner Spotlight to see what partners have done in the past.

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