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Diabetes Newsbeat
Diabetes Update 2013 set for Sept. 20 at UNMC
Registration deadline is Sept. 7, contact hours available

The 2013 Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Symposium is focused on an update of the care and treatment of patients with diabetes and the impact of obesity in the patient population. This conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and others who work with diabetes patients. To read a brochure for the conference, click on the icon on the right.
To learn about more upcoming events, go to the DPCP Events webpage.
Updated Consensus Guidelines Coming
DPCP updates the guidelines annually

The Nebraska Diabetes Consensus Guidelines of Diabetes Care for both adult and pediatric patients have been published annually by the Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program since 1999. The Guidelines were discussed by the Diabetes Advisory Council, which met this past spring. A new update of the guidelines, complete with a one-sheet summary and a new website that is topic-specific, will be published soon.

'Taking Control of Your Diabetes' Coming to Omaha
Conference is Oct. 12 at the CenturyLink Center

Taking Control of Your Diabetes educates and motivates people with diabetes in communities throughout the U.S. The conference in Omaha is Oct. 12, and it will feature a health fair, speakers, fitness sessions, complimentary screenings, one-on-one consultations with diabetes specialists and other events. To learn more about the conference and to see a brochure, click here.

Diabetes HealthSense Gives Resources to Caregivers
Coping with stress, eating healthy, and being active are some topics covered

The National Diabetes Education Program's Diabetes HealthSense online tool can help health care providers find resources to support people in making changes to live well -- whether they have diabetes or not. Use resources included in Diabetes HealthSense -- such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' A Healthier You - to help people eat healthy and be active during summer months.

Graphic Highlights Quitline Reach
There were more than 3,000 calls in 2012 to quit tobacco

Check out this new infographic from the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline that highlights the demographics of those who use the service. To learn more about the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline -- and the health effects of tobacco -- visit the Quitline website.
Study: Eating, Activity Changes Matter for Teens
Research focused on 113 teens and their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

A study indicates a little more physical activity and a little better eating pattern can go a long way in reducing an obese teen's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. To learn more, click here for an audio clip and report from HHS HealthBeat.

Video Highlights Diabetes Prevention Program
Class participants, leaders discuss the program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) teaches that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and more physical activity. In this video, people with prediabetes talk about how group lifestyle change classes offered as part of the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program helped them learn and keep healthy habits.
Prepare Yourself for Extreme Heat
People with chronic disease should take precautions

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves. To learn tips about handling extreme heat, read this CDC Prevention Guide
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Joshua Russo, Community Health Educator
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509 | 402.471.2648
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