This November, Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of DiabetesNovember is National Diabetes Month! The NDEP and its partners are encouraging people with diabetes to Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes. To find related information and resources that you can use in in your National Diabetes Month outreach efforts, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/
November is Also American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage MonthDiabetes is more common in American Indians and Alaska Natives. To commemorate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage month, the NDEP’s We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes tip sheet and Ten Ways American Indians Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes article can help American Indians and Alaska Natives learn how to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes. Additional publications and materials especially for American Indians/Alaska Natives are available here.
Share Your Feedback: NDEP’s Practice Transformation SiteNDEP’s Practice Transformation site provides resources to improve diabetes care within the context of an evolving health care delivery system by providing information and resources for health care professionals looking to explore new health care delivery models. Please take a moment to visit the site and take the Practice Transformation Website Satisfaction Survey.
Exploring Diabetes HealthSenseThe NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense online tool provides resources to support people in making changes to live well, whether they have diabetes or not. Here you will find resources such as the Weight Control Information Network’sChanging Your Habits: Steps to Better Health tip sheet, which offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity.
Explore NDEP’s Updated PPOD ResourcesResources for consumers about PPOD (Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, Dentistry) have been developed, using plain language principles. Look at PPOD Info 4 patients.
New Infographics about Diabetes and PrediabetesCDC has developed simple language infographics about diabetes and prediabetes. Share them with your colleagues and patients.
Diabetes & the FluIt’s flu shot season and the NDEP reminds you that people with diabetes are at high risk for serious flu complications, and the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Encourage everyone – especially those with diabetes – to get a flu shot.
Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner SpotlightThe NDEP’s November Partner Spotlight features John Buse, MD, PhD, NDEP Chair, for his service to NDEP and dedication to diabetes education outreach.
NDEP Offers Larger Quantities of The Road to Health ToolkitsFor a limited time, the Kit El camino hacia la buena salud, developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), can be ordered in larger quantities. The complete suite of easy, practical, and effective resources assists in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes. Community health workers/promotores de salud and other health care professionals are invited to order these tools. For more information or to order between 1-150 toolkits, visit 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)/TTY 1-888-232-6348 or order directly at http://tinyurl.com/lyxen4r in English orhttp://tinyurl.com/lejoy56 in Spanish.