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National Men’s Health Week & Father’s Day

Poster National Men’s Health Week (June 13-19) is celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day (June 19). In observance of National Men’s Health Week, help NDEP spread the word about diabetes prevention and control in men. In the United States, there are an estimated 13 million men aged 20 or older with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes and many more who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. That’s nearly 12 percent of males over the age of 20 in the U.S. If left undiagnosed or untreated, men with diabetes can face serious health problems associated with diabetes, such as heart attack and stroke. Diabetes can also lead to erectile dysfunction, kidney disease, loss of a toe or foot, and blindness.

Check out NDEP’s resources to help the men in your community prevent or manage their disease. Encourage men in your community to manage their diabetes with NDEP’s article, “ATTENTION MEN! Control Your Diabetes For Life... And For Your Family.” Share the real-life examples of Haywood—a father of two working hard to manage his type 2 diabetes—and David—who shares his “rules of the game” when it comes to managing his type 1 diabetes. Listen as Haywood and David discuss their strategies for managing their diabetes. Promote their stories with the Family Health History: Haywood & Family, Managing Diabetes: David, and Managing Diabetes: Haywood posters. 

Learn more about the prevalence of diabetes in men.

Find tips on how to manage diabetes.

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Tags: Partners , Prevention , Control

NIH Radio Interview

In recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, observed March 22, Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, participated in an NIH Radio interview to discuss the importance of knowing one’s risk for diabetes and directed listeners to NDEP’s Diabetes Risk Test. Listen to the interview.  

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El NDEP en la radio en español

En reconocimiento del Día de Alerta de la Diabetes, Saul Malozowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, consejero mayor de Fisiología Endócrina de la División de la Diabetes, Enfermedades Endócrinas y Metabólicas, Instituto Nacional de la Diabetes y las Enfermedades Digestivas y del Riñón en los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, participó en un segmento de radio. El Día de Alerta de la Diabetes, que se celebra este año el 22 de marzo, es un llamado de un día para informar al público de la seriedad de la diabetes. En el segmento de radio, el Dr. Malozowski subrayó la importancia de saber su riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes y  solicitó al público tomar la Prueba de Riesgo de la Diabetes para aprender más sobre su riesgo. Además, discutió los factores que aumentan la probabilidad de desarrollar diabetes y los pasos que se puede tomar para retrasar o prevenir la enfermedad.

El NDEP ofrece recursos gratis  para ayudar a la gente a aprender sobre su riesgo de padecer la diabetes. Unos ejemplos son:

Game Plan Spanish brochure Mi Plan de Acción para Prevenir la Diabetes Tipo 2Este paquete que contiene tres folletos ayuda a las personas a evaluar su riesgo de desarrollar diabetes. También ofrece información sobre cómo implementar un programa para prevenir o retrasar esta enfermedad. Incluye un folleto sobre la prevención de la diabetes, un registro de actividades y un contador de grasas y calorías (el contador de grasa y calorías está disponible solamente por correo y en inglés).


It's Not Too Late Spanish GDM tip sheet Nunca es muy temprano para prevenir la diabetes. Pequeños pasos de por vida para una familia sana. – Esta hoja de consejos ofrece información para ayudar a las mujeres con un historial de la diabetes gestacional (DMG) prevenir o retardar la diabetes tipo 2, y además ayudar a sus hijos a reducir el riesgo de esta enfermedad.


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Tags: Promotions , Hispanic/Latino , Prevention

Diabetes Alert Day 2011 on Facebook

Diabetes Alert Day 2011 is March 22 and the NDEP needs your help to spread the word on Facebook!

First, RSVP to NDEP’s Diabetes Alert Day 2011 Event on Facebook. Then, help NDEP raise awareness of family health history and diabetes by inviting your family and friends to RSVP. Finally, make sure to take the Diabetes Risk Test on March 22, 2011, to see if you may be at risk for developing diabetes.

Facebook event

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Discuss Health History at Upcoming Holiday Get-Togethers

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In fact, most people with type 2 diabetes have a family member – such as a mother, father, brother, or sister – with the disease.

Knowing your family health history is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for type 2 diabetes and other health problems.

The NDEP encourages all families to discuss family health history at upcoming holiday get-togethers.

Learn more about family members who have taken steps in their lives to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, including those who have diabetes themselves and are working with their family to prevent diabetes in future generations. >

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