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Family Health History and Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is focusing on family health history as an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

If you are at risk for diabetes, there are things you can do to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Click on the following links to learn more.

Also, meet real people who have taken steps in their lives to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, or have diabetes themselves and are working with their family to prevent diabetes in future generations.

Family Health History & Diabetes - 4 Questions You Should Ask

Click here to find out more about NDEP’s Managing Diabetes campaign.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day 2010 is on Sunday, November 14. To learn more, click the link to the left.

If you are a member of the media, click here for additional information on National Diabetes Awareness Month and NDEP’s media contact information. >

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Pledge to Talk to Your Family About Health History

Help NDEP spread the word about the importance of knowing your family’s health history of diabetes by sharing the following message with your Facebook friends:

Type 2 diabetes runs in families. Does it run in yours? Pledge to talk to your family about your family’s history of diabetes. If you have a family member with the disease, you are at risk for developing it, too. Know your risk. Start talking to your family about this during the Thanksgiving holiday. Repost this message and encourage your friends to do the same.

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Diabetes HealthSense (formerly known as Support for Behavior Change Resource)


Diabetes HealthSense (previously referred to as the Support for Behavior Change Resource) is a searchable database of research, tools and programs that address the “how to” of psychosocial issues, lifestyle and behavior change. This resource was developed for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and those who care about them, along with health care professionals, agencies and organizations. The database includes resources that help individuals or groups cope with diabetes and make lifestyle and behavior changes.

Go to the Diabetes HealthSense>

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NDEP Survey Finds that Most People See Diabetes Risk Factors for Others, Not Themselves

Research has shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed, so recognizing the risk factors for diabetes is critically important. In its second Survey of the Public’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Diabetes in 2008, the NDEP learned that while many people are aware of diabetes risk factors such as being overweight and physically inactive, people do not recognize their personal risk for type 2 diabetes.

NDEP encourages everyone to know their risk for type 2 diabetes and to take the risk test

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