World Diabetes Day
About World Diabetes Day
November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) and partners recognize this diabetes global awareness campaign through activities and programs inspired by the World Diabetes Day theme. This year’s theme is diabetes education and prevention. In addition to a variety of other diabetes awareness efforts, CDC has created a Health-e-Card in honor of World Diabetes Day.
More information about World Diabetes Day is available at
Here are some free diabetes prevention and management resources from the National Diabetes Education Program that you can use to keep your family healthy.
Tip sheets for teens with diabetes are an engaging series of useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life. Written in clear and simple language, the tip sheets are helpful for people who have diabetes and their loved ones.
Stay at a Healthy Weight [PDF - 560 KB] is a publication to help people with diabetes improve their health by maintaining a healthy weight.
Dealing With the Ups and Downs of Diabetes [PDF - 199 KB] helps people with diabetes deal with health struggles they may encounter.
Be Active! [PDF - 1.18 MB] Staying active helps people with diabetes stay healthier.
Make Healthy Food Choices [PDF - 298 KB] gives people with diabetes information about how to eat better to improve their health.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes [PDF - 602 KB] is a tip sheet for teens that provides information about risk factors, signs, healthy eating, physical activity, and resources to help teens reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes.
More Than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes [PDF - 949 KB] helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.
Get Real! You Don’t Have to Knock Yourself out to Prevent Diabetes [PDF - 987 KB] helps all Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.
We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes [PDF - 723 KB] helps American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.
Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes, My Future and Theirs [PDF - 497 KB] helps Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.
It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes [PDF - 1 MB] helps older adults at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.
It’s Never too Early to Prevent Diabetes provides information to help women with a history of gestational diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and to help their children lower their risk for the disease.
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Step-by-Step [PDF - 403 KB] is a tip sheet for Hispanics and Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. Tips include recommendations for moving more and eating less to lower their risk.
Your GAMEPLAN Toolkit to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes is a three-booklet package that helps people know if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It helps people at risk to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. It includes how to set goals, track progress, implement a walking program, and find additional resources. An activity tracker and a fat and calorie counter are included.
The National Diabetes Program (NDEP) offers publications and campaigns for different target audiences including consumers, health care professionals, organizations, and school personnel in several different languages. More information about the NDEP and their publications are available at. The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.