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NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

Learn what you need to know about diabetes, including ways to control or prevent the disease. Information for parents, children and high-risk minority populations also is available, including materials in Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

Resources for Health, Education,
and Business Professionals

Find patient education materials and diabetes education resources, slide presentations, and tools designed especially for health care professionals, school personnel, and business and managed care.

Awareness Campaigns

Online access to NDEP campaigns and tools, get help starting a campaign and tips for working with the media.


Learn how to work with the NDEP to promote diabetes prevention and control in your community or organization.

The Power to Control Diabetes
Is In Your Hands

Information About Diabetes and Medicare

Diabetes: A National Plan for Action outlines the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' initiatives to address diabetes prevention, detection, and

It's Never Tool Early
to Prevent Diabetes

A Lifetime of Small Steps
for a Healthy Family




What's New?

About NDEP

Find out more about the National Diabetes Education Program and how it works to "change the way diabetes is treated."

NDEP Overview (PDF*347k)

NDEP News & Notes

NDEP's Monthly E-Newsletter

Check out All of the NDEP's FREE Publications

Publication Catalog

Small Steps, Big Rewards for Families with a History of Gestational Diabetes*

Gestational diabetes affects women during pregnancy and causes a lifelong risk for diabetes. Children of women with a history of gestational diabetes are also at risk, especially if they are overweight. But families can take small steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

School personnel can play a key role in making the school experience safe for students with diabetes and NDEP developed Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel* to help. The guide reflects a consensus from a broad spectrum of federal agencies and leading organizations in the diabetes and education communities on how to better meet the medical needs of students with diabetes and provides a framework for managing diabetes effectively in the school setting.

2008 Diabetes Numbers At-a-Glance

Designed for health care professionals, the updated 2008 Diabetes Numbers At-a-Glance reference card is a convenient, pocket-sized guide to help diagnose and treat pre-diabetes and diabetes. Use the card to easily find recommendations from the American Diabetes Association for diagnosing and managing patients with diabetes, as well as treatment goals and a diabetes management schedule.

Tip Sheets for Teens with Diabetes

This engaging series of tip sheets provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life. Written in clear and simple language, the tip sheets are helpful for anyone who has diabetes and his or her loved ones.


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