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Availability of Information on Diabetes Awareness

Three resources to promote diabetes awareness are available to the public. CDC's Diabetes Home Page on the Internet World Wide Web ( provides information on diabetes and how to contact state and territorial diabetes control programs. These programs operate in health departments in 49 states, four territories, and the District of Columbia and collaborate with CDC to conduct diabetes prevention and control activities.

National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) partnership organizations coordinate and conduct activities to increase awareness of the risks and hazards of diabetic eye disease and encourage persons with diabetes to receive an annual dilated eye examination. Additional information about this program is available from NEHEP, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2020 Vision Place, Bethesda, MD 20892-3655; telephone (301) 496-5248. NEHEP materials are available by calling (800) 869-2020.

Diabetes: A Serious Public Health Problem, At-A-Glance, 1996, is a four-page introduction to some of CDC's efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes. This resource is available on CDC's Diabetes Home Page and discusses the increasing prevalence of diabetes and diabetes complications. Additional information is available from CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail Stop K-10, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724; telephone (770) 488-5000.

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