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Sterling's Story: Losing Weight, Gaining Self-Esteem, Preventing Diabetes

Sterling's Story: Losing Weight, Gaining Self-Esteem, Preventing Diabetes

Share Sterling’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Sterling got motivated to change his lifestyle after losing a cousin to complications of diabetes and learning that he is at risk for the disease.

Sterling's Story: Losing Weight, Gaining Self-Esteem, Preventing Diabetes

 
Sandra's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

Sandra's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

Share Sandra’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sandra was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her son. Today, she works hard to prevent type 2 diabetes in herself and her son.

Sandra's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

 
Holly's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

Holly's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

Share Holly’s story to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Holly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her first pregnancy. Today, she works hard to prevent type 2 diabetes by taking daily walks with her children and replacing snack cakes with fresh fruit.

Holly's Story: Preventing Diabetes with a History of GDM

 
Diabetes Risk Factors: Do You Know Yours?

Diabetes Risk Factors: Do You Know Yours?

A recent survey by NDEP showed that while many Americans are aware of diabetes risk factors, such as being overweight and physically inactive, there is still a disconnect between being aware of diabetes risk, and understanding what that risk means to them. When it comes to understanding their personal risk for diabetes, it appears as if family history of diabetes is really what makes people take notice.

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Diabetes Risk Factors: Do You Know Yours?

 
Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for  Type 2 Diabetes

Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

If you have a family history of diabetes, or you’ve been told by a health care professional that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight (10 to 14 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds). The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has tips for how you can add more fruits and vegetables to your day.

Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

 
Grade-A Grocery List: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Grade-A Grocery List: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Studies show that people at high risk can prevent or delay the onset of the disease if they lose as little as 10 pounds – by walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week and making healthy food choices. A healthy diet doesn’t have to be expensive. Start by planning meals and making a grocery list ahead of time to take charge of what you eat. Follow these tips while grocery shopping to help you and your entire family make healthy food choices.

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Grade-A Grocery List: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Pacific Islander Communities

Grade-A Grocery List: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Americans

Grade-A Grocery List: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

 
Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Hispanics and Latinos are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is good news. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes around what you eat and how you stay physically active. Here are some tips to help you.

Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

 
Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Family reunions offer a chance to bond with relatives, learn about your family history, share recipes, and celebrate together. When learning about your history, it is also important to find out if type 2 diabetes runs in your family. Having a family history of type 2 diabetes increases your risk for developing the disease. Take the first step today toward lowering your risk, and your family’s risk, for type 2 diabetes.

Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

 
Activity Counts for All Ages!

Activity Counts for All Ages!

As more and more youth become overweight and less active, type 2 diabetes – once only seen in adults over 40 – is now being found in teens. You can play a key role by helping the children and teens in your life lower their risk for type 2 diabetes, especially if the disease runs in your family. Children and teens can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes if they stay at a healthy weight by being more physically active and choosing to eat the right amounts of healthy foods.

Activity Counts for All Ages!

 
American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

“Diabetes is a major threat to our American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” says Charlene Avery, M.D., chair of the American Indian and Alaska Native Work Group for the National Diabetes Education Program. “But it doesn’t have to be. As a community, we have the power to change this by taking a few small steps to prevent type 2 diabetes – for ourselves and generations to come.”

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American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

 
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