|Volume 8, Issue 11|
3 Easy Ways to Promote November’s National Diabetes Month
Looking for last-minute ideas to promote diabetes messages during National Diabetes Month? Check out NDEP’s National Diabetes Month page and ideas for 3 Easy Ways that you can get involved this November and encourage people to make a change to live well.
President Issues Proclamation in Support of National Diabetes Month 2012
In his proclamation recognizing November 2012 as National Diabetes Month, President Barack Obama acknowledges that there are actions we can take for better health and that his administration remains committed to changing the way diabetes is treated and advancing public health through diabetes education, research, prevention and treatment. Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released a statement urging actions to reach health goals and recognizing NDEP’s efforts to help people make positive, lasting changes to improve their health.
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Diabetes is very common in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Use NDEP resources during American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month to raise awareness of the steps they can take to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, or manage diabetes to prevent complications.
Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner Spotlight
This month, NDEP is shining its Partner Spotlight on Health Education on Wheels for using a variety of NDEP resources to raise awareness of diabetes and the importance of making changes to live well. The organization has used NDEP materials to support outreach at local churches, parks, hospitals, health fairs, and other community organizations.
Raise Awareness of Diabetic Eye Disease with Tools from the National Eye Health Education Program
The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) has tools you can use to raise awareness about diabetic eye disease during National Diabetes Month. Visit NEHEP online to find educational resources, community activity ideas, and social media messages.
New Surveillance Data and Atlases from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is releasing several new interactive atlases which will increase the ability to better examine trends across and within states. New 2009 U.S. county-level data are now available, including first-time data for Puerto Rico. New county-level incidence data for 2004-2009 and 2009 sex-specific county estimates for the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity will also be released.
Hot off the Press!
The following NDEP publications are now available: Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes., It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes, and The Power to Control Diabetes Is in Your Hands. If you’re looking for easy-to-read materials for kids and teens, NDEP’s How to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Dealing With the Ups and Downs of Diabetes, and Be Active tip sheets are also available. Order or download your copy today!
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