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In the United States, diabetes affects more than 200,000 school-age children. NDEP’s updated Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel provides information to help health care teams, school personnel, and parents work together to help children with diabetes stay safe at school and during school-related activities.
Updated sections include:
Children and teens with diabetes face unique challenges related to managing the disease, which can be especially demanding on youth and their families. NDEP has resources that can help youth with diabetes successfully manage the disease as well as resources to help youth lower their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
Resources You Can Use:
A family reunion is a great time to catch up with the ones you love. Why not also use this time to talk about your family’s health history? Here are four questions to help you start the conversation about the connection between family health history and diabetes:
Achieving optimal medication-taking behavior is a collaborative process of communication and understanding between patients and their health care teams. Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes has resources to support health care professionals in promoting medication adherence among their patients and within their teams.
Our updated Practice Transformation for Physicans and Health Care Teams resource provides key components of practice redesign for a variety of health care settings. This resource provides authoritative information about models and processes of care delivery that can enhance the quality of diabetes care and correspond with national standards and performance initiatives.
Did you know that minorities have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes? Find diabetes resources tailored for different ethnicities, including African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Asian American/Pacific Islanders.
Tools You Can Use:
Tuesday, March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day! Learn your risk for getting type 2 diabetes with the Diabetes Risk Test. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, take steps to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
Having diabetes can lead to a heart attack or stroke, but it doesn’t have to. People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than a person without diabetes. The good news is that people with diabetes can lower their chance of having diabetes-related heart problems by managing their diabetes ABCs. Ask your family and friends to help you take care of your heart and your diabetes.
Making changes in how you care for your health happens one step at a time. The start of a new year is an opportunity to make a health goal and work towards it. The Make a Plan tool can help you choose a goal that’s right for you.
Additional Tools You Can Use:
Health care professionals, as the year draws to a close, work with your patients to help them take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and make a New Year’s Resolution to better health in 2016. The GAME PLAN Toolkit can help you identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Sections in GAME PLAN include:
This November, the NDEP is proud to support National Diabetes Month with the theme Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What’s Yours? This message highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support for people with diabetes and those who care for them. Research has shown diabetes education and support can lead to better outcomes for people with diabetes.
Resources you can use:
Knowing what you need to do to manage or prevent type 2 diabetes can be difficult for patients to understand. NDEP’s plain language resources have been reviewed for health literacy principles and can help make diabetes information easier to understand.
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults. NDEP has resources that can help older adults, as well as their caregivers and health care professionals, learn how to better manage their diabetes or take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
As the school year approaches, it’s important to remember that students with diabetes face unique challenges related to managing their diabetes. NDEP has resources to help children and teens manage their diabetes and stay safe at school.
Achieving optimal medication-taking behavior is a collaborative process of communication and understanding between patients and their health care teams. The NDEP’s Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes web resource contains practical resources for health care professionals to share with their patients, such as handouts, videos, presentations, training guides, and assessment tools.
NDEP’s updated online toolkit, GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams, can help health care professionals identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for type 2 diabetes. The GAME PLAN toolkit empowers health care professionals in both clinical and community settings by providing them with information they need to identify prediabetes and facilitate effective interventions with their patients.
Help NDEP support Mother’s Day (May 10) and National Women’s Health Week (May 10-16). Urge all mothers with a history of gestational diabetes to learn about their lifelong risk for getting type 2 diabetes.
Share these NDEP resources in your community:
April is National Minority Health Month. The NDEP has a variety of publications and resources tailored for minority populations that you can use to support outreach efforts in your community.
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Tuesday, March 24th is Diabetes Alert Day! Take the Diabetes Risk Test and find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Also learn about steps you can take to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
Many people don’t know that having diabetes means they have a greater chance of having heart problems, such as a heart attack or stroke. Learn about how you can prevent diabetes-related heart problems by managing the ABCs of diabetes—A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol—and Stopping smoking.
The New Year is the perfect time to make a healthy change in your life. Need some help making a plan and sticking with it? NDEP has tools to help you break down your goals into small, achievable steps.
Diabetes HealthSense, NDEP’s online library of resources, can help you find resources to make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes. This resource has information to help people with diabetes manage the disease. It also provides materials and tools for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes about how to be more active, eat healthy, set goals, and stop smoking.
Select one of the following categories to get started:
This November, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and its partners are proud to support National Diabetes Month 2014 with the theme “Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes.” This campaign will help people with diabetes learn they are at greater risk for heart disease, and also how they can lower that risk by managing the Diabetes ABCs: the A1C test, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Stop Smoking.
National Diabetes Month Resources you can use:
For people with or at risk for diabetes, it’s especially important that diabetes information is written in plain language that is easy to read and understand. NDEP works to create materials that use principles of plain language and health literacy that you can use in your diabetes outreach activities. Check out NDEP’s plain language review process as well as information about the NDEP’s plain language approach.
Plain language resources you can use:
Diabetes is more common in older adults.It's Healthy Aging Month! Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults. NDEP has resources that can help older adults learn how to better manage their diabetes or take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
NDEP has tools and resources for youth to help them learn about diabetes and how to lower their chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Families, health care professionals, and school personnel might also find these materials helpful.
NDEP’s Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams online resource has tools to help physicians and health care teams make improvements to the health care system around diabetes.
Do you have plans to travel this summer? If you have diabetes or are working on preventing diabetes, the NDEP has publications and resources that you can use to help you plan ahead and stay healthy on-the-go.
In support of Mother’s Day (May 11) and National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17), the NDEP has tailored resources and publications that you can use to raise awareness about the lasting impact of gestational diabetes and the lifelong risk for getting type 2 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day is March 25, 2014.Diabetes Alert Day, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated.
Visit NDEP's Diabetes Alert Day web page for promotional resources you can use in your outreach efforts, including:
February is American Hearth Month and 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die of heart disease or stroke. The good news is, research has shown that people with diabetes can lower their risk for heart disease by managing the ABCs of diabetes—A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol—and stopping smoking.
The NDEP offers the following tools you can use to support your outreach efforts around diabetes and heart health:
Share these messages on your Facebook or Twitter channel to support your outreach efforts:
The New Year is a great time to make lifestyle changes for better health. NDEP's Diabetes HealthSense can help you find the resources to help your patients make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes. This resource has information to help your patients with diabetes, as well as patients who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes now and in the future.
Use these resources to support your diabetes outreach efforts:Diabetes HealthSense Consumer E-newsletter BlurbDiabetes HealthSense Consumer Feature Article
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