New! NDEP Publishes Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for DiabetesNDEP has published a set of 10 clinically useful principles that highlight areas of agreement for diabetes care in diabetes management and prevention. The result of a major collaborative effort between federal agencies and professional organizations, this resource is intended to assist with identification and management of the disease, self-management support for patients, physical activity and blood glucose control, among other topics. You can view or download Guiding Principles here.
Use NDEP Tips and Tools to Stay Healthy During the Holidays The holiday season can be filled with family, fun, and festivities. At the same time, holiday pressures can interrupt a person’s routine and make it even more challenging to follow plans to stay healthy. NDEP has resources to help people stay on track during this busy time. Check out the Healthy Eating at Family Gatherings and Special Events and Staying Healthy On-the-Go with Diabetes videos and Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart feature article.
NDEP Requests Medication Adherence ResourcesThe NDEP is collecting resources and tools to support health care professionals improve medication adherence among adults with diabetes. If you have a resource or tool that you think would be appropriate, please share it with the NDEP by completing this submission form.
Use and Review NDEP’s Practice Transformation ResourceNDEP’s Practice Transformation site provides resources to improve diabetes care within the context of an evolving health care delivery system by providing tools for health care professionals looking to explore new health care delivery models. Please take a moment to visit the site and take the Practice Transformation Website Satisfaction Survey.
NDEP Webinars Now AvailableIf you missed NDEP’s recent webinars, “The Insulin Toolbox: Understanding the Options” and “The Changing Role of the Diabetes Educator: Diabetes Education and U.S. Health Care," you can view the presentation slides here.
Diabetes & the FluIt’s flu shot season and the NDEP urges you to remember that people with diabetes are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Encourage everyone—especially those with diabetes—to get a flu shot.
Thank You for Helping NDEP Promote National Diabetes Month 2014!Thank you for your efforts to support and promote NDEP’s National Diabetes Month 2014 campaign: Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes. Your participation helped people nationwide learn about and understand the critical link between diabetes and heart disease.
Importance of NDEP’s National Diabetes Survey Highlighted in Evaluation and Program Planning JournalNDEP’s National Diabetes Survey (NNDS) has been featured in Evaluation and Program Planning Journal. This article describes how the NDEP has used the NNDS as a key component of its evaluation framework and how it applies survey results for strategic planning and program improvement. Read the article here.