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Más que comida, es vida. (It’s more than food. It’s Life.) Recipe booklet

This bilingual, flip-to-select language, recipe booklet has a vibrantly colored printed cover with an appealing and enticing dish that visually stimulate consumer to dive into its pages, filled with  dishes specifically designed for the Latin American palate. Recipes are beautifully and clearly printed and accompanied by their respective dish pictorial and nutritional facts table. Although easy to use, the booklet includes a section filled with related diabetes health information and resources. This is an effective, yet practical, educational promotional tool is a terrific addition to any kitchen.

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Más que comida, es vida. (It’s more than food. It’s Life.) Bilingual Poster

Más que comida, es vida. (It’s more than food. It’s Life.) nutritional campaign poster is designed to dispel misunderstandings about healthy eating and teach Hispanics/Latinos how to adopt a tasty but nutritional meal plan that maintains the cultural uniqueness of their food. This color poster can be used as a resource for dietitians, diabetes educators, and people who want to manage their diabetes without losing their cultural identity.

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Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Physically Active*
Older adults are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes – especially if they have a family history of the disease. Studies have shown that modest weight loss through healthy eating and increased physical activity is highly effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in people over age 60. NDEP provides five tips to help older adults be more physically active.

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NDEP Program Overview Brochure*

NDEP recently revised its program brochure, which offers a quick overview of NDEP's background, mission, and campaigns. The brochure highlights NDEP products and resources, lists Steering Committee partners, and outlines NDEP’s two campaigns - Control Your Diabetes. For Life. and Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. - as well as ways to get involved with NDEP.

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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.

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New & Updated Diabetes Fact Sheets
NDEP’s fact sheets now reflect the most recent diabetes statistics, including prevalence rates for high-risk groups including African Americans*, Hispanics/Latinos*, American Indians and Alaska Natives*, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders*, and a new fact sheet for older adults*. To download more diabetes fact sheets, visit NDEP’s campaign tools webpage

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“What is Type 2 Diabetes?” Informational Video Series

This video program from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and NDEP reviews the symptoms and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. This video highlights key components of diabetes management: nutrition, physical activity, medicines and monitoring of blood glucose. It also reviews diabetes complications and recommended screenings and checks for people with diabetes.

The links below to go to the AHRQ What is Diabetes? website.

What is Diabetes? - Part 1 (3:00 minutes)

What is Diabetes? - Part 2 (5:45 minutes)

What is Diabetes? - Part 3 (5:50 minutes)

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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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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.


Program Update Newsletter

Find out what's new with the NDEP.

Diabetes News Briefs

Get the latest news from the NIDDK.



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