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Help People Make and Sustain Lifestyle Changes for Improved Health with NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense Online Tool

The New Year is a great time to make changes for better health. Whether people want to eat healthier, be more active, manage their weight, or cope with stress and emotions of having a chronic disease like diabetes, NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense can help. This tool provides a variety of resources to help people implement and sustain changes in behavior, such as NDEP’s Just One Step, and the National Institute on Aging’s Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide.

NDEP’s Practice Transformation Has Tools to Aid Clinical Decision Making

The NDEP’s Practice Transformation resource is designed for health care professionals and administrators who want to change systems of health care delivery around diabetes. For example, the section on Clinical Decision Support provides a wide selection of resources that support diabetes prevention and management. Some resources could be integrated into computer based systems.

NDEP’s Practice Transformation Receives Aesculapius Award of Excellence

The Health Improvement Institute recently awarded NDEP’s Practice Transformation resource a 2013 Annual Aesculapius Award of Excellence for health-related websites. The award is designed to promote and to encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments.

NDEP Call for Nominations: New Medication Adherence Task Group

The NDEP is looking for experienced volunteers to collaborate on efforts to support health care professionals and community-based organizations in improving medication adherence among people with diabetes. Please view the NDEP Medication Adherence Task Group call for nominations to learn more about this group. If you or someone you know is interested and has the desired qualifications, we welcome your nomination or self-nomination. To submit a nomination, please send a recent bio or CV and a statement of interest that provides a sense of the contribution the person can make to the work of the Medication Adherence Task Group to Joanne_Gallivan@nih.gov.

NDEP & the National Eye Institute Remind People to Get an Eye Exam to Save Vision from Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. For people with diabetes, it is important to get a dilated eye exam to check for eye problems at least once a year. Visit the National Eye Institute to learn more.

Partners Shine in NDEP's Partner Spotlight

NDEP’s January Partner Spotlight features the Diabetes Community Action Coalition of Fulton County, for using NDEP’s resources to create and host a “Take One Step to Stop Diabetes” workshop.

Need Health Care Coverage? Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace can help you find quality health care coverage and compare your coverage options. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more and find a plan that works for you.