National Diabetes Education Program News & Notes
 Volume 8, Issue 10 Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Find us on YouTube: RSS Feed

October is Family Health Month & October 1 is Child Health Day

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In recognition of Family Health Month, encourage people in your community to learn about their family health history and steps they can take now to prevent diabetes in the future.

Also, in recognition of Child Health Day, help NDEP promote resources to support youth with diabetes and their families by posting the following message on your social media channels: Today is Child Health Day! @NDEP has tips to help kids & teens with #diabetes learn how to live a happy, healthy life:

Getting Ready For National Diabetes Month? Help People Make a Change to Live Well with Resources from NDEP

In observance of National Diabetes Month this November, the NDEP has updated its behavior change tools and developed promotional resources for partners to help people better understand how to make the necessary changes in their day-to-day life in order to live healthier. Visit to get involved!

Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner Spotlight

This month, NDEP is shining its Partner Spotlight on the Texas Diabetes Institute/University Health System/Diabetes Education Department, for promoting NDEP’s resources to help people make changes to live well.

NDEP’s September Webinars Are Now Available Online

If you missed NDEP’s webinars last month, these presentations are now available on the NDEP website: “Diabetes in Children and Adolescents” with Barbara L. Linder, M.D., Ph.D., and “Behavior Change: Moving from Compliance to Collaboration” with Martha M. Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E.

Hot off the Press!

NDEP’s We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes, a patient education resource that offers tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives lower their risk for type 2 diabetes; and Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers, a tip sheet that can help people learn about the importance of knowing their blood sugar numbers, are now available. Order or download your copy today!

NDEP Wins 2012 National Mature Media Award

NDEP received a silver National Mature Media Award for its Tips to Help You Stay Healthy tip sheet, developed to help people work with their health care team to make a successful diabetes action plan. The National Mature Media Award program honors the best marketing, communications, education materials, and programs for older adults.

Diabetes & the Flu

The NDEP reminds you that people with diabetes are at high risk for serious flu complications, and the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Encourage people – especially those with diabetes – to get a flu shot.

On the Road with NDEP

See where NDEP will be presenting or exhibiting in the next few months or download a presentation from a past event.