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Encourage People With Diabetes to Take Care of Their Heart: Know the Diabetes ABCs

February is American Heart Month and 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die of heart disease or stroke. Research has shown that people with diabetes can lower their risk for heart disease by managing the ABCs of diabetes—A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol—and stopping smoking. Visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/Heart to find resources that you can use to help people with diabetes know that taking care of their diabetes can prevent heart problems. Check out NDEP’s new syndication feature that allows you to share NDEP’s Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes content on your website.

February is African American History Month: Promote Important Messages about Diabetes and Kidney Disease

The NDEP and the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) remind you that African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes and kidney disease. Use NDEP resources tailored for African Americans and NKDEP's Kidney Sundays Toolkit to help raise awareness about these important health issues in your community.

NDEP’s Practice Transformation Has Tools to Help You Address Some of the Demands of Health Care Redesign

The growing demands of health care redesign have proven to be complex. The NDEP’s Practice Transformation resource is designed to help health care professionals and administrators change systems of health care delivery to improve disease management support for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Exploring Diabetes HealthSense

NDEP's Diabetes HealthSense online tool can help you find resources to support people in making changes to live well – whether they have diabetes or not. Use resources, such as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Kick the Smoking Habit bilingual guide for tips on how to quit smoking to take care of your heart.

Partners Shine in NDEP's Partner Spotlight

NDEP’s February Partner Spotlight features the Texas Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, for incorporating NDEP messages and materials into its “Get Tested Today” diabetes campaign.

Coming Soon: Diabetes Alert Day 2014

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Stay tuned for more information from the NDEP about resources you can use to spread the word.