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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 www.worlddiabetesday.orgExternal Web Site Icon.
 

Tips for keeping your family healthy
 

Here are some free diabetes prevention and management resources from the National Diabetes Education Program that you can use to keep your family healthy.

 

Diabetes Control
 

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 Stay at a Healthy Weight Adobe PDF file [PDF - 560 KB]External Web Site Icon is a publication to help people with diabetes improve their health by maintaining a healthy weight.

 

 

Dealing With the Ups and Downs of DiabetesDealing With the Ups and Downs of Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 199 KB]External Web Site Icon helps people with diabetes deal with health struggles they may encounter.

 

 

Be ActiveBe Active! Adobe PDF file [PDF - 1.18 MB]External Web Site Icon Staying active helps people with diabetes stay healthier.

 

 

Make Healthy Food ChoicesMake Healthy Food Choices Adobe PDF file [PDF - 298 KB]External Web Site Icon gives people with diabetes information about how to eat better to improve their health.

 

 

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
 

Lower Your Risk for Type 2 DiabetesLower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 602 KB]External Web Site Icon 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 DiabetesMore Than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 949 KB]External Web Site Icon helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.

 

 

Get RealGet Real! You Don’t Have to Knock Yourself out to Prevent Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 987 KB]External Web Site Icon helps all Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk.

 

 

We Have the Power to Prevent DiabetesWe Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 723 KB]External Web Site Icon 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 TheirsTwo Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes, My Future and Theirs Adobe PDF file [PDF - 497 KB]External Web Site Icon 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 DiabetesIt’s Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes Adobe PDF file [PDF - 1 MB]External Web Site Icon 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 DiabetesIt’s Never too Early to Prevent Diabetes Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon 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-StepPrevent Type 2 Diabetes. Step-by-Step [PDF - 403 KB]External Web Site Icon 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 ToolkitYour GAMEPLAN Toolkit to Prevent Type 2 DiabetesExternal Web Site Icon 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.

 
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