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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 weight. NDEP recommends easy and inexpensive ways to increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat as you take small steps to lose weight and lower your diabetes risk.

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Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes*
For African Americans, family reunions offer a chance to bond with relatives, learn about their heritage, share recipes, and celebrate with their whole family. When learning about their heritage, it is also important to find out if diabetes runs in the family. “Ten Ways to Shape Up Your Family Reunion to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” includes 10 practical tips for African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families on losing weight by making healthy food choices and incorporating more physical activity into family reunions.

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National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007
According to new prevalence data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, with an another 57 million people estimated to have pre-diabetes.

View the entire the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007 on the NIDDK website.

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4 Pasos Para Controlar La Diabetes De Por Vida

Spanish version of 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life brochure. Learn more about diabetes and the 4 steps you can take to control your diabetes and live a long, active life.

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Ten Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

NDEP is urging people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to take small steps to lower their risk for the disease and serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems. Take the first step today.

Learn diabetes prevention tips for African Americans*, Hispanics/Latinos*, and American Indians*.

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Tips to Help You Stay Healthy


This tip sheet provides a four-part action plan. It encourages people with diabetes to know their A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and manage their diabetes to reach their target numbers.

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Diabetes Numbers at-a-Glance


Updated with the most recent statistics, this handy pocket guide provides a list of current recommendations to diagnose and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. It is based on American Diabetes Association clinical recommendations.

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Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention


This modular curriculum can be used by small groups to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes around food and physical activity to prevent and manage diabetes. Accompanying CD-ROM has files for NDEP materials used in conjunction with the curriculum. Click here to download or order Power to Prevent>

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Quiz for Teens with Diabetes

This interactive quiz asks teens with diabetes to think about the everyday steps that are vital to managing diabetes and how busy teens can make them part of their daily routine. The quiz is also a great learning tool for teens with friends or family members who have diabetes and is based on the Tips for Teens with Diabetes tip sheet series.

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One Call, One Click

NDEP proudly announces the launch of One Call, One Click, the new awareness campaign to promote NDEP as “Your Source for Free Diabetes Information.”

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School Nurse News

You can now access articles developed by members of the NDEP's Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Work Group that have appeared in School Nurse News. Provided for posting on the NDEP website compliments of School Nurse News, the articles offer in-depth information for school nurses on a variety of topics related to helping students manage their diabetes in the school setting.


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Diabetes News Briefs

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