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Control Your Diabetes. For Life. Campaign

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.

Campaign Overview:

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease, and amputations of the foot or leg. It also puts people at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Yet public awareness about the disease is very low, and many people with diabetes do not understand all they can do to control their disease and prevent complications.

The Control Your Diabetes. For Life. campaign, from the National Diabetes Education Program, emphasizes the importance of comprehensive control for people with diabetes. HHS’ National Diabetes Education Program is a national initiative jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Control Your Diabetes. For Life. campaign seeks to reach the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes, and their families, with messages about the seriousness of diabetes, ways to control the disease, and the benefits of controlling diabetes for life. Campaign messages emphasize that diabetes can be controlled by eating healthy foods in the right amounts, getting regular physical activity, taking diabetes medications as prescribed, and testing your blood glucose (blood sugar) on a regular basis. Campaign materials offer tips to help people with diabetes keep their blood glucose under control, and emphasize the importance of knowing the ABCs of diabetes.

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The Power to Control Diabetes is in Your Hands Community Outreach Kit

The Power to Control Diabetes is in Your Hands Community Outreach Kit

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This resource kit provides information about diabetes in older adults and suggests how to promote the Power to Control campaign through educational activities, media events, and promotional campaigns.

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NDEP Publications List and Ordering Form

NDEP Publications List and Ordering Form

An up-to-date list of all available NDEP publications. Order form included.

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