|Volume 10, Issue 3|
Diabetes Alert Day is March 25, 2014
In support of American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, the NDEP is encouraging people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to know their risk for type 2 diabetes. Visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/AlertDay2014 to find the Diabetes Risk Test and other resources to support your Diabetes Alert Day efforts.
Join NDEP and NKDEP to Promote National Kidney Month this March
Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure? Join NDEP and the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) in sharing important information about diabetes and kidney disease.
March is also National Nutrition Month®
The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014 is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Making healthy food choices is an important step for maintaining a healthy weight to prevent or manage diabetes. Share NDEP’s Healthy Eating with Diabetes video, and/or view and download delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes (temporarily not available for ordering) to encourage healthy eating habits.
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. Check out one of the resources included in this online tool: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Be Active Your Way guide, to help people move more to lose weight and lower their chances of getting type 2 diabetes.
Share NDEP’s #JustOneStep Infocards on Social Media
Are you using social media? Share NDEP’s #JustOneStep infocards on your Facebook and Twitter pages! Each month, the NDEP will share a new tip to help people take small steps people for better health.
Help People with Diabetes Prepare for Bad Weather
Everyone, especially people with diabetes and their families, needs to plan for emergencies like ice storms and loss of power. Find information in English and Spanish to help people be prepared for bad weather.
Partners Shine in NDEP's Partner Spotlight
This month, the NDEP’s Partner Spotlight is on the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), for showcasing NDEP materials in its annual Kidney Sundays event.
On the Road with NDEP