National Diabetes Month
Oct 25, 2011
In support of National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day (November 14) this November, the NDEP is promoting the theme “Make a Plan to Prevent Diabetes and Its Complications.” This theme reinforces the need to help people take action and make a plan to achieve lifestyle changes—whether they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. Many people know what to do to improve their health; it’s figuring out how to do it and fitting it into their daily routine that’s challenging.
It’s Not too Late to Get Involved!
To help partners spread the word, the NDEP has developed National Diabetes Month campaign materials—available in English and Spanish—to help you incorporate NDEP messages and materials in your community outreach efforts. Materials can be adapted for community-based presentations; support groups; office-based or waiting room outreach; and large scale or regional awareness, screening, or media events. Use these NDEP resources to get started today.
Social Media Promotions: Easy, Budget-friendly Ways to Spread the Word!
If you’re looking for low-budget, easy ways to get involved this November, check out NDEP’s social media promotions in support of National Diabetes Month.
Interview with Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK
Listen to this National Diabetes Month NIH Audio Report, where Dr. Rodgers stresses the importance of setting goals and making a plan.