NDEP News & Notes: May is for Moms! Help Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Lower Their Risk for Type 2 DiabetesNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sent this bulletin at 05/06/2013 01:55 PM EDT
|Volume 9, Issue 5|
This Mother’s Day, Help Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Take Steps to Lower Their Risk for Type 2 DiabetesIn support of Mother’s Day (May 12) and National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), the NDEP has developed resources for women with a history of gestational diabetes (hGDM) about their lifelong risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and steps they can take to lower their risk. Visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/GDM for more information about hGDM and resources you can use to raise awareness in your community.
May is Older Americans Month During Older Americans Month, share resources from the NDEP to encourage older adults to make changes for better health. Resources include NDEP’s It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes tip sheet and the GAME PLAN toolkit for consumers, which provide tips on preventing type 2 diabetes, and The Power To Control Diabetes Is in Your Hands brochure that has tips to help people prevent or delay complications from the disease.
Promote Diabetes-Related Messages During Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Easily find and promote resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations in NDEP’s Diabetes Resources Catalog With Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. You can also register for NDEP’s webinar, Culturally-competent Health Provider Communication: Insights from Research with Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island Diabetes Patients, taking place on May 14, 2013 at 4 p.m. ET.
Healthy Vision Month and Employee Health and Fitness MonthVisit NDEP’s May promotions calendar for NDEP resources to help you promote diabetes messages around Healthy Vision Month and Employee Health and Fitness Month.
Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner SpotlightNDEP’s May Partner Spotlight is on the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Learn how this partner used NDEP resources to raise awareness of the lasting impact of gestational diabetes on women and their children.
Hot Off the Press!The following NDEP resources are now available. Order or download your free copy today!
- Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes.
- Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Step by Step. (Prevengamos la diabetes tipo 2. Paso a paso)
- Consejos para jóvenes: disminuye tu riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes tipo 2 (Tips for Teens: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes)
- Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes
- Conozca sus niveles de azúcar en la sangre
- You Are the Heart of Your Family...Take Care of It. (Usted es el corazón de la familia...cuide su corazón)
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