Latest National Diabetes Education Program Stories

2013-11-08 23:24:51

Diabetes prevention is proven, possible and powerful. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Studies show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5-7% of body weight. For a 200 lb. person, that’s 10-14 pounds. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases, and it usually develops after the age of 40, which is why it used to be called "adult-onset diabetes." However, type 2 diabetes can develop at...

2011-06-21 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New videos to help people make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes were announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). The series of three- to five-minute videos, which can be found at www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense address topics such as setting goals to improve health, living with diabetes, finding the support you need, as well as segments on diabetes...

2010-11-10 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of November as National Diabetes Awareness Month and the start of the holiday season, Eli Lilly and Company and actor Anthony Anderson are encouraging African Americans to "Make Over Your Sunday Meal" as part of F.A.C.E. Diabetes, the national Fearless African- Americans Connected and Empowered campaign, created to build awareness and foster support for African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Anderson, known for numerous television...

2010-11-04 17:07:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pleased to recognize November as National Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day. This year, NDEP is raising awareness about the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes by focusing on family health history and gestational diabetes as important risk factors for developing...

2010-05-06 11:55:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Most women with gestational diabetes know that taking steps to manage the disease during pregnancy is critical for the health of both mother and child. What many women don't realize is that those steps need to continue even after the baby is born. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for developing diabetes in the future, and their child is also at increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The National Institute of...

2009-01-13 14:58:12

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health aim to help U.S. Hispanic diabetics enjoy traditional food, officials say. A guide, Mas que comida, es vida -- It"²s more than food, it"²s life -- provides new tools to Hispanics to prepare traditional foods in a more healthy way. A few simple adjustments can make these dishes healthier and lower in fat and calories, Betsy Rodriguez of the National Diabetes Education Program"²s Hispanic/Latino...

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