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Combination Behavior/Drug Therapy Tested To Treat Teen Obesity
Obesity Affects Children's Quality of Life
Genetic Mutation Associated With Binge Eating
NIH, NIDDK Act To Coordinate Obesity Research
Sisters Are Moving With Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better
NIH Launches Worksite Wellness Lectures
New and Updated WIN Publications
NDEP Releases GAME PLAN Diabetes Prevention Toolkit
The toolkit includes a “how to” guide for providers with suggestions for helping patients begin and maintain healthier habits, a question and answer section about diabetes prevention strategies, and a GAME PLAN office poster. Patient materials include an information brochure about diabetes and pre-diabetes, a GAME PLAN booklet to help patients set goals and track progress, a Food and Activity Tracker, a Fat and Calorie Counter, and a brochure on starting a walking program.
The Small Steps. Big Reward. Prevent type 2 Diabetes campaign is designed to increase awareness among health care providers and people at risk for type 2 diabetes that the disease can be prevented or delayed through increased physical activity and a modest weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of body weight. The campaign will deliver its message through mass media, community channels, and the Internet.
The GAME PLAN is free and can be downloaded from http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/GP_Toolkit.pdf.
NIDDK and CDC are agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).s
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