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Tips for Older Adults with Diabetes

Tips for Older Adults with Diabetes

As you age, it is not uncommon to develop chronic health problems such as type 2 diabetes. If you are an older adult with diabetes, you are not alone – almost 11 million adults aged 65 and older in the United States have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) offers tips to help older adults learn to manage diabetes and live longer, healthier lives.

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Tips for Older Adults with Diabetes

 
Be Sweet to Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

Be Sweet to Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

Taking care of your feet is very important for people with diabetes. Good foot care helps reduce your risk for serious foot problems that can lead to amputations. To decrease your risk of foot problems, learn to manage the ABCs of diabetes. This means keeping your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol in the target range recommended by your health care provider.

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Be Sweet to Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

 
Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Hispanics and Latinos are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is good news. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes around what you eat and how you stay physically active. Here are some tips to help you.

Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

 
Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Family reunions offer a chance to bond with relatives, learn about your family history, share recipes, and celebrate together. When learning about your history, it is also important to find out if type 2 diabetes runs in your family. Having a family history of type 2 diabetes increases your risk for developing the disease. Take the first step today toward lowering your risk, and your family’s risk, for type 2 diabetes.

Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

 
Activity Counts for All Ages!

Activity Counts for All Ages!

As more and more youth become overweight and less active, type 2 diabetes – once only seen in adults over 40 – is now being found in teens. You can play a key role by helping the children and teens in your life lower their risk for type 2 diabetes, especially if the disease runs in your family. Children and teens can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes if they stay at a healthy weight by being more physically active and choosing to eat the right amounts of healthy foods.

Activity Counts for All Ages!

 
American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

“Diabetes is a major threat to our American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” says Charlene Avery, M.D., chair of the American Indian and Alaska Native Work Group for the National Diabetes Education Program. “But it doesn’t have to be. As a community, we have the power to change this by taking a few small steps to prevent type 2 diabetes – for ourselves and generations to come.”

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American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

 
El Dr. Huerta habla sobre la diabetes (Spanish)

El Dr. Huerta habla sobre la diabetes (Spanish)

Listen to Dr. Huerta deliver an important diabetes message to our Spanish speaking audience.

 

Dr. Huerta 60 Radio PSA Transcript

Dr. Huerta 60 Second Spot (MP3)

 
Family Reunion - 30 second TV PSA

Family Reunion - 30 second TV PSA

A video message from NDEP encouraging people to control their diabetes.

Family Reunion TV PSA

 
Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Active

Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Active

As you get older, your risk for health problems, such as type 2 diabetes increases. You also have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes if you have a family history of the disease. But it’s never too late to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Active

 
Future Generations - 30 second TV PSA

Future Generations - 30 second TV PSA

A video message from NDEP encouraging people to control their diabetes.

Future Generations TV PSA

 
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