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  www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/OlderAdults 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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