National Diabetes Education Program News & Notes
 Volume 9, Issue 1 Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Find us on YouTube: RSS Feed

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Better Health with NDEP’s Just One Step Tool

January is the start of a new year and a time when many people make resolutions to be healthier. This New Year, share NDEP’s Just One Step tool to help people make a resolution for better health…and keep it up all year long!

Use NDEP Resources to Incorporate Diabetes Messages in January Health Observances

January brings important health observances – National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Family Fit Lifestyle Month, and Healthy Weight Week (January 20-26) – which provide opportunities to talk about diabetes. Check out NDEP’s January Promotions Calendar for resources you can use to incorporate diabetes messages as part of these observances.

NDEP Wins Aesculapius Award for Diabetes HealthSense Website

The Health Improvement Institute recently named NDEP as the recipient of its 2012 Annual Aesculapius Award, recognizing NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense website for excellence in the communication of reliable information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments. Read more about this award.

Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner Spotlight

NDEP’s January Spotlight is on NDEP Partner, Newton Medical Center. Learn more about how this hospital used NDEP resources to support its theme, “Give Thanks! I Can Help Prevent Diabetes in Myself” in support of National Diabetes Month 2012.

Hot Off the Press: Revised & Refreshed Publications from NDEP!

Three of NDEP’s most popular publications have undergone a health literacy and brand review, which has resulted in improvements in how NDEP creates easy-to-read print materials. Order or download your free copy: Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant?, and Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime.

NDEP Congratulates Dr. Linda Siminerio

Congratulations to Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE, who was recently promoted to Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Siminerio currently serves on NDEP’s Operations Committee, Strategic Planning Task Group, and as chair of NDEP’s Support for Behavior Change Task Group.

NKDEP, Health, and Faith Partners Collaborate for National Kidney Sundays Event

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is partnering with the American Diabetes Association and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. to host the second nationwide Kidney Sundays event on March 3, 2013. Messages emphasizing the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease – and the importance of getting testing if you’re at risk – will be shared at faith-based organizations across the country. Learn more, including how to organize your own Kidney Sundays program.