NDEP Survey Finds that Most People See Diabetes Risk Factors for Others, Not Themselves
The National Diabetes Education Program conducted its second national survey among adults in 2008 to learn about their knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to diabetes. NDEP learned that while many people are aware of diabetes risk factors, such as family history, there is still a disconnect between people’s perception of what creates risk, and their personal risk for diabetes.
Among the findings is the good news that more people are aware that diabetes can be prevented. Now we’d like to see more people understand their own risk factors and take action to prevent the disease.
NDEP encourages everyone to know their risk for type 2 diabetes and to take the risk test. Visit the links below for more information about the survey and relevant NDEP resources.
- Media Advisory for the Survey of Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Diabetes
- 2008 Survey of the Public’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Diabetes Executive Summary
- Survey Snapshot
- Diabetes Risk Factors: Do You Know Yours? Feature Article
- State-Based Diabetes and Control Programs and Diabetes Data
- Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes HealthSense (formerly known as Support for Behavior Change Resource)
- It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes. A Lifetime of Small Steps for a Healthy Family
- Nunca es muy temprano para prevenir la diabetes. Pequeños pasos de por vida para una familia sana
- Small Steps, Big Rewards for Families with a History of Gestational Diabetes
- Nunca es muy temprano para prevenir la diabetes tipo 2: Información para usted y su familia
For additional information, please contact Diane Tuncer, NDEP Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-451-3380.