DPCP Logo September 25, 2013

Diabetes Newsbeat
Be Involved, Help Your Child Manage Diabetes at School

Parents of children with diabetes

should take steps at the start of school

A person with diabetes must manage this chronic illness all the time, including during the school day. Staff such as nurses, teachers and coaches can work with you and your child on managing diabetes. This assistance may include helping your child take medication, check blood sugar levels, choose healthy foods in the cafeteria, and be physically active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips for sending your child back to school.

Streets Alive this Sunday in Lincoln
Streets will be closed to motorized traffic for event

Streets Alive is a chance to experience fitness and dance activities, music and entertainment, healthy foods, family activities, health exhibits and more. A two-mile route south of the Capitol in Lincoln -- including parts of Goodhue Boulevard, F and 12th streets -- will be closed to motorized vehicles and open for all human-powered traffic. Anyone who can walk their dog, ride a bike, propel a wheelchair, or push a stroller is invited to attend.

ADA Offers Information About Health Insurance
Documents discuss insurance marketplace, protections for people with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has a couple of new resources available, including The Health Insurance Marketplace for People with Diabetes, which provides some background information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, and Health Insurance Update: Protections for People with Diabetes.
Video: Gestational Diabetes can have Lasting Impact
If you have a family history of diabetes, take steps to lower your risk

Sandra's history of gestational diabetes increases her future risk for developing diabetes and her son's risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. She and her family take steps to prevent diabetes together. If you have a history of gestational diabetes, find out what you can do to stay healthy and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
NDEP | The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes: Making Healthy Choices as a Family
NDEP | The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes: Making Healthy Choices as a Family
'Take Control of Your Diabetes' Event Upcoming
Health fair, conference planned for Oct. 12 

The Take Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair is a great chance to learn from the leading experts in diabetes care. Featured at the conference is the latest technology, one-on-one consultations with specialists, motivational speakers, a health fair, and a banquet lunch. For more information about the conference, read the brochure, call (402) 572-2361 or go to TCOYD.org.
Diabetes HealthSense Provides Free Resources
Online tool can help you find resources to aid people in making life changes

The National Diabetes Education Program has an online tool that can help you find resouces to support people in making changes to live well -- whether they have diabetes or not. See what is available.
Now is the Time to Get a Flu Shot
It is important for people with diabetes to be vaccinated

The start of fall also means the start of flu season. It is important that people with diabetes get a flu shot because they are more likely to get flu-related complications. The flu may also interfere with blood glucose management. Click here for more information.
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Teach a Kid to Fish offers tips to help combat and prevent obesity in children

One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health concerns that were once seen mostly in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes. Teach a Kid to Fish offers tips to parents to help them combat obesity in children, including tips on access to healthy foods, safe and green spaces for play and exercise, and safe routes to schools.
Hispanic Heritage Month a Good Time To Learn Diabetes Risk
DPCP offers a free risk assessment test online,
as well as access to free materials, cookbooks

Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and it is important to remember that Hispanics and Latinos are disproportionately affected by diabetes. The Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers a diabetes risk test at our Defend Against Diabetes site, as well as free English- and Spanish-language materials focusing on diabetes, prediabetes and other topics. Click here to see what is available through DPCP.
Volunteers Needed for Metformin, Diabetes Study
Research to examine the benefits, risks of drugs' interaction with metformin

The National Institutes of Health is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the GRADE study.
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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