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September 2016

September Coming Soon: Updated School Guide

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:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Actions for School Personnel. Parents/Guardians, and Students
  • Tools for Effective Diabetes Management
  • School Responsibilities Under Federal Laws
  • Additional Reading
    • Facebook
      Check out the newest updates to the School Guide, an online diabetes resource for school personnel: http://bit.ly/29GfK9q
    • Twitter
      Check out the newest updates to the School Guide, an online #diabetes resource for school personnel: http://bit.ly/29GfK9q
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      August 2016

      August Youth and Diabetes & Back to School

      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:

        • Facebook
          Be sure to ask these important questions when speaking with your child’s diabetes care team: http://bit.ly/29tNd5i
        • Twitter
          Be sure to ask these important questions when speaking with your child’s #diabetes care team: http://bit.ly/29tNd5i
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        July 2016

        July Family Reunions, Family Health History and Diabetes

        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: 

        • Does anyone in the family have type 2 diabetes?
        • Has anyone in the family been told they might get diabetes?
        • Has anyone in the family been told they need to lower their weight or increase activity to prevent type 2 diabetes?
        • Did your mother get diabetes when she was pregnant?

        Resources You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Having a family reunion this summer? It’s a great time to learn more about your family history of diabetes. Take this short quiz: http://1.usa.gov/1OxsP0X
        • Twitter
          Learn about your family’s history of diabetes w/ this quiz: http://1.usa.gov/1OxsP0X
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        June 2016

        June Medication Adherence

        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.

        Available Sections:

        • Facebook
          Health care professionals: Improve your team’s skills and processes to help promote medication-taking behavior in your patients: http://1.usa.gov/21rdjGJ
        • Twitter
          HCPs: Looking for tools to support improved delivery of diabetes care http://1.usa.gov/1rqV21t




        May 2016

        May Practice Transformation

        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.

        Available Sections:


        April 2016

        April National Minority Health Month

        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:

        • Facebook
          April is National Minority Health Month! Diabetes is more common in minorities. Find diabetes resources tailored for different ethnicities to help them manage type 2 diabetes or prevent or delay the onset of the disease: http://1.usa.gov/1UNMIDL
        • Twitter
          It’s #NationalMinorityHealthMonth! Find #diabetes resources tailored for different ethnicities: http://1.usa.gov/1UNMIDL
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        March 2016

        March Diabetes Alert Day

        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.

        Tools You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day. Take the Diabetes Risk Test and learn your risk for type 2 diabetes. Don't forget to share the test with your friends and loved ones, too! http://1.usa.gov/1S6buhT
        • Twitter
          March 22 is #DiabetesAlertDay. Are you or a loved one at risk for #diabetes? Take this test to find out: http://1.usa.gov/1S6buhT
        photo of man taking diabetes risk test

        February 2016

        February Be Smart About Your Heart

        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.

        Tools You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Having diabetes can lead to a heart attack or stroke, but it doesn’t have to. The good news is that people with diabetes can lower their chance of heart disease and other heart problems by managing their diabetes ABCs: http://go.usa.gov/cQXPV #HeartMonth
        • Twitter
          Having diabetes can lead to a heart attack or stroke, but it doesn’t have to. Learn how to manage your diabetes ABCs for a healthier heart: http://go.usa.gov/cQXPV #HeartMonth
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        January 2016

        January Make A Plan

        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:

        • Facebook
          Make changes in how you care for your health by choosing a goal that’s right for you. Get started with NDEP’s Make a Plan tool: http://1.usa.gov/1rwj6aW
        • Twitter
          Choose a health goal that’s right for you. Change how you care for yourself with NDEP’s Make a Plan tool: http://1.usa.gov/1rwj6aW
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        2015 Promotions

        December 2015

        December Game Plan Toolkit

        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:

        • Facebook
          Health care professionals: NDEP’s GAME PLAN Toolkit can help you identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for type 2 diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/1AZqffw
        • TwitterHCP’s: Help your patients take steps to prevent or delay type 2 #diabetes with NDEP’s GAME PLAN Toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1AZqffw
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        November 2015

        November National Diabetes Month

        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:

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        October 2015

        October Health Literacy Month

        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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          It’s almost time for kids to head back to school. NDEP’s School Guide has information to help students with diabetes stay safe at school: http://1.usa.gov/1uU4Yfs
        • Twitter
          It’s almost back-to-school time! NDEP’s School Guide can help students with #diabetes stay safe at school: http://1.usa.gov/1uU4Yfs
         

        September 2015

        September 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, 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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          Over 11 million people age 65 and older in the US have diabetes. Visit NDEP’s Diabetes Resources for Older Adults web page to find resources to help older adults learn how to manage their diabetes or take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. http://go.usa.gov/EgVm
        • Twitter
          Visit NDEP's Older Adults web page for resources to help manage diabetes or prevent or delay type 2 diabetes: http://go.usa.gov/EgVm
         

        August 2015

        August Back to School

        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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          It’s almost time for kids to head back to school. NDEP’s School Guide has information to help students with diabetes stay safe at school: http://bit.ly/i81Yeb
        • Twitter
          It’s almost back-to-school time! NDEP’s School Guide can help students with #diabetes stay safe at school: http://bit.ly/i81Yeb
         

        July 2015

        July Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes

        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.

        Sections:

        • Facebook
          NDEP’s Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes web resource provides information to improve medication-taking behavior on an individual and a system level: http://1.usa.gov/1JF5PLT
        • Twitter
          Helping patients achieve optimal medication-taking behavior is a collaborative process. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1JF5PLT
         

        June 2015

        June GAME PLAN

        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.

        Sections:

        • Facebook
          Diabetes prevention is proven and possible. NDEP’s GAME PLAN toolkit can help health care providers identify people at risk and help patients make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes: http://go.usa.gov/35q4e
        • Twitter
          #Diabetes prevention is proven and possible. Help your patients develop a GAME PLAN to prevent type 2 diabetes: http://go.usa.gov/35q4e
         

        May 2015

        May Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week

        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:

        • Facebook
          Did you have gestational diabetes? NDEP has tips to help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/1kvG54C
        • Twitter
          Did you have gestational diabetes? NDEP has tips to help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/1kvG54C
         

        April 2015

        April National Minority Health Month

        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.

        Publications and Resources

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: April is National Minority Health Month! Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. NDEP has diabetes resources tailored for minority populations to help them manage diabetes or prevent or delay the onset of the disease: http://go.usa.gov/3Cp9Y
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: April is National Minority Health Month! NDEP has #diabetes resources tailored for minority populations: http://go.usa.gov/3Cp9Y
         

        March 2015

        March Diabetes Alert Day

        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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          Facebook: Diabetes Alert Day is March 24! Take the Diabetes Risk Test and know your risk for type 2 diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/1dwuZLO
        • Twitter
          Twitter: Diabetes Alert Day is March 24! Take the Diabetes Risk Test and know your risk for type 2 #diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/1dwuZLO
         

        February 2015

        February Diabetes and Heart Health

        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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          February is American Heart Month. Spread the word about the critical link between diabetes and heart disease: http://1.usa.gov/ZUC1Tv
        • Twitter
          February is American Heart Month. Spread the word about how diabetes affects your heart: http://1.usa.gov/ZUC1Tv
         

        January 2015

        January New Year’s Resolutions

        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.

        Resources you can use:

        • Facebook
          Change Begins with Just One Step. Make a health-related New Year’s Resolution using Diabetes HealthSense’s Make a Plan tool: http://1.usa.gov/km3pC8
        • Twitter
          This New Year, make your resolution stick. Take the first step towards a healthier life with the Just One Step tool: http://1.usa.gov/HiVEbi

        2014 Promotions

         

        December 2014

        December Diabetes HealthSense

        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:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense provides information and strategies to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/Avc3Ql
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense provides people with support to make lifestyle changes. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/Avc3Ql
         

        November 2014

        November National Diabetes Month

        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:

        • Facebook
          Please use this message on your Facebook page: Many people don’t know that having diabetes means that you have a greater chance of having heart problems such as a heart attack or stroke. This National Diabetes Month, the National Diabetes Education Program wants you to Be Smart About Your Heart by managing the ABCs of diabetes. Learn more at: http://go.usa.gov/EqmY
        • Twitter
          Be Smart About Your Heart and manage the ABCs of diabetes this #NationalDiabetesMonth. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/EqmY
         

        October 2014

        October Health Literacy Month

        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:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: Diabetes information can be hard to understand. This Health Literacy Month, check out NDEP's plain language materials that you can use in your diabetes education activities. http://1.usa.gov/1uU4Yfs
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: This #HealthLiteracyMonth, use NDEP's plain language materials in your diabetes education activities: http://1.usa.gov/1uU4Yfs
         

        September 2014

        September Diabetes Resources for Older Adults

        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.

        Resources You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: Close to 11 million people age 65 and older in the US have diabetes. NDEP's new Diabetes Resources for Older Adults webpage has resources for older adults, caregivers, and health care professionals to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes or manage diabetes. http://go.usa.gov/EgVm
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: Visit NDEP's Older Adults webpage for resources to help them manage or prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes: http://go.usa.gov/EgVm
         

        August 2014

        August Diabetes Resources for Youth

        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.

        Resources You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: Are you a parent or teacher of a child with Diabetes? NDEP's Diabetes Resources for Schools and Youth page has tools and information that will help you keep them healthy: http://go.usa.gov/X6em
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: Teachers and parents, help keep kids with diabetes #healthy with NDEP's Diabetes Resources for Schools and Youth: http://go.usa.gov/X6em
         

        July 2014

        July Practice Transformation Online Resource

        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.

        Sections:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: Are you a health care professional who wants to change systems of health care delivery around diabetes? NDEP’s Practice Transformation resource can help: http://go.usa.gov/9SWF
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: Traveling can be unpredictable. Plan for delays, lost luggage, and other surprises with NDEP’s on-the-go tips! http://go.usa.gov/9SWF
         

        June 2014

        June Healthy Summer Traveling

        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.

        Resources You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: Traveling with diabetes can be unpredictable. Plan for delays, lost luggage, and other surprises with NDEP’s on-the-go tips! http://go.usa.gov/8Umk
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: Traveling can be unpredictable. Plan for delays, lost luggage, and other surprises with NDEP’s on-the-go tips! http://go.usa.gov/8Umk
         

        May 2014

        May May is for Moms!

        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.

        Resources You Can Use:

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, NDEP has tips to help you stay healthy: http://1.usa.gov/1kvG54C
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, NDEP has tips to help you stay healthy: http://1.usa.gov/1kvG54C
         

        April 2014

        April National Minority Health Month

        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.

        Publications and Resources

        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: April is Minority Health Month! Did you know that minorities have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes? NDEP has diabetes resources tailored for minority populations: https://ndep.nih.gov
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: April is #Minority Health Month! NDEP has #diabetes resources tailored for minority populations:  https://ndep.nih.gov
         

        March 2014

        March Diabetes Alert Day

        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:

        • Diabetes Risk Test
        • Resources for Taking Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
        • Feature Article
        • Videos
        • NDEP Social Media: Resources You Can Use
        • Facebook
          Use this message on your Facebook page: March 25 is Diabetes Alert Day. Take the Diabetes Risk Test and know your risk for type 2 diabetes. Don't forget to share the test with your friends and loved ones, too! http://1.usa.gov/MJ7FR0
        • Twitter
          Use this message on your Twitter page: March 25 is #DiabetesAlertDay. Take the Diabetes Risk Test and know your risk for type 2 #diabetes. http://1.usa.gov/MJ7FR0
         

        February 2014

        February Diabetes and Heart Health

        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:

        • Facebook
          February is American Hearth Month. Share this infographic to raise awareness about the link between diabetes and heart disease: http://1.usa.gov/16A0zTG
        • Twitter
          Share this #infographic to raise awareness about the link between #diabetes & heart disease: http://1.usa.gov/16A0zTG
         

        January 2014

        January Diabetes HealthSense

        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.

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