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About NDEP

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) provides tools and resources to empower organizations and individuals to effectively deal with diabetes.

The NDEP was established in 1997 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to promote early diagnosis of diabetes, prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, improve diabetes management, and prevent its complications.

NDEP and its diverse partners have developed educational messages, materials, and tools that are based on evidence from clinical trials. These trials showed that, by changing their behavior, people with diabetes can prevent or delay complications, and people with prediabetes can prevent or delay diabetes.

We offer a variety of science-based, tested, and culturally appropriate information, tools, and resources for a wide range of community-based organizations and community health workers, organizations and individuals serving vulnerable populations, health care providers, and people at risk of, or who have, diabetes and their family members. We provide educational materials in English and Spanish, with select materials available in other languages. All resources are downloadable and many can be ordered in hard copy free of charge. All NDEP materials are copyright-free.

We also provide training and technical assistance resources to support the promotion and implementation of select NDEP tools and materials.

NDEP has a history of working with partners on all its activities and continues to maintain strong networks of partners interested in diabetes education related to the following:

  • African-Americans and people of African ancestry.
  • American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
  • Hispanics/Latinos.
  • Children and adolescents.
  • Older adults (60 years or older).
  • Businesses.
  • Health care providers.
  • Community Health Workers.
  • Podiatrists, pharmacists, optometrists, and dentists.

For more information about NDEP, please contact us:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
Web: CDC-INFO

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