lunes, 3 de agosto de 2015

NDEP News & Notes: Now You Can Help Every Student with Diabetes Succeed

NDEP News & Notes: Now You Can Help Every Student with Diabetes Succeed


August 2015 Vol. 11 Issue 8

Now You Can Help Every Student with Diabetes Succeed

In preparation for the new school year, one essential back-to-school resource you don’t want to forget is the NDEP’s Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel.This comprehensive guide provides school personnel, parents, and students with a team approach and useful tools for helping students manage their diabetes effectively in the school setting. The NDEP’s Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Care tool can also support students with diabetes who are transitioning to adult health care.

Exploring Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes

NDEP's Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes web resource has resources to help health care professionals improve medication-taking behavior in their patients. The “Resources for Health Care Teams” section has resources to support members of health care teams, such as health literacy tools, a brief questionnaire about an individual’s social support network, and a presentation about different options for adherence measurement.

New Task Force and Community Guide Publications -- Diabetes Prevention and Control

Find additional information on the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and Community Guide systematic reviews for Diabetes Prevention and Control. Please share this information with your colleagues and constituents. For more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and to find programs near you, please visit

The NIH Body Weight Planner

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institutes of Health have partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA’s SuperTracker online tool as a goal-setting resource for weight management. The NIH Body Weight Planner (BWP) is a free online tool designed to help adults set personal physical activity and calorie targets to achieve and maintain weight goals. The BWP is a unique goal-setting resource for weight management because it accounts for the change in metabolism as people alter their diet and physical activities and has been validated using data from multiple controlled studies in adults. Learn more here.    

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are especially critical for people with chronic health conditions such as type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Click here for more information from CDC.

On the Road with NDEP/NDEP Presentations

See where NDEP will present or exhibit in the next few months or download a presentation from a previous event. You can view the slides from the NDEP’s symposium “Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes” at the 75th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions here if you missed the presentation in June.

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