Increasing awareness about the importance and benefits of diabetes control is the key objective of the "Control Your Diabetes. For Life." campaign. The campaign includes tailored materials (copyright-free) and messages for the general audience and high-risk populations. Campaign materials include education materials, sample articles, and PSAs for radio, print and television.
A related NDEP campaign, Managing Diabetes – It’s not easy, but it’s worth it., includes messages that communicate the seriousness of diabetes, the importance of managing the disease to prevent or delay complications, the idea that managing diabetes is not easy but it is worth it, and the importance of making a plan.
Diabetes is a serious disease, affecting millions of Americans and growing at epidemic rates, with nearly 2 million new cases in 2010. But, there is good news: Diabetes can be prevented. The “Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes.” campaign spreads this important message of hope to the millions of Americans with prediabetes. To reach people at high risk for diabetes, the NDEP has created tailored materials (copyright-free) and messages for each high risk audience. Campaign materials include education materials, sample articles, and PSAs for radio, print and television.
Other NDEP prevention campaigns:
Family Health History and Diabetes
Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In fact, most people with type 2 diabetes have a family member – such as a mother, father, brother, or sister – with the disease.
It’s Never Too Early…To Prevent Diabetes
If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes. Learn what you can do to lower your risk.
These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.