Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Diabetes education resources available

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has gathered a variety of resources from leading health organizations to help older adults – and the people who care for them – better manage diabetes or take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
The NDEP’s new webpage Diabetes Resources for Older Adults, features a collection of resources organized in the following areas:

  • Managing My Diabetes: This section includes resources to help older adults learn about diabetes and the importance of self-management to prevent other health problems. 
  • Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: This section includes resources that explain the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and provide healthy behaviors that may help a person prevent or delay the disease.  
  • Helping a Loved One: This section offers resources to help caregivers - family members or friends – of an older adult give support and encouragement to an older loved one who is managing diabetes or has a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. 
  • Health Care Professionals: This section includes resources health care professionals can use to learn about the latest guidelines for diabetes care and prevention in older adults. 
 Visit to learn more.
If you know of a diabetes resource tailored for older adults or the people who care for them, we want to know. Visit the Submit a Resource page for more information. 

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