June 10-16 is Men's Health Week. Share real life stories from NDEP volunteers.National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sent this bulletin at 06/04/2013 11:21 AM EDT National Men's Health Week (June 10-16) is a great opportunity to help men in your community make healthy changes to prevent type 2 diabetes or manage the disease. Nearly 12 percent of men in the United States ages 20 or older—about 13 million men—have diabetes. Share the real life stories of NDEP volunteers Haywood, David, and Sterling, who are making lifestyle changes to take control of their health. Use NDEP’s newly revised 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes For Life for steps to help people better understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes, or Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes for tips on getting active and eating healthy foods to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
For more information about diabetes prevention and management and free resources from the NDEP, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org or call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337).