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Diabetes Newsbeat
Learn Your Diabetes Risk in November

National Diabetes Month a good chance to learn about diabetes, attend events

Defend Against DiabetesNearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November is National Diabetes Month, and we encourage you to learn your risk for diabetes. Our Defend Against Diabetes website offers an online risk assessment, success stories, cookbooks, videos and other information. Also, there will be activities hosted by several Nebraska organizations and groups to help raise awareness of diabetes and help those who are affected. The Events page of our website lists diabetes awareness events that are happening in November.

Consensus Guidelines Available
Website also created for easier access to topics

The Nebraska Diabetes Consensus Guidelines are the recommendations for the clinical care of diabetes as recommended by the Nebraska Diabetes Consensus Guidelines Task Force. Also, new this year is a website that features the Guidelines recommendations.
St. Elizabeth to Host Fourth-Annual Symposium
Symposium targets healthcare providers, nursing contact hours are available

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center will host its fourth annual symposium, titled Excellence in Diabetes: Changing Outcomes, on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The conference will provide nurses, caregivers and healthcare providers with strategies to improve outcomes when working with patients during pregnancy, losing weight, and understanding and managing diabetes and its complications. See a brochure for the conference.
Ask the Experts About Diabetes
Free patient education forum offered in Omaha

The American Diabetes Association will host an Ask the Experts panel on Nov. 12 in Omaha. People with diabetes -- and people caring for people with diabetes -- are encouraged to bring questions about how to live longer, happier and healthier lives. Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to learn more about the event.
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 resources to support people in making changes to live well -- whether they have diabetes or not. See what is available.
Study Looks at Smoking, Diabetes
Quitting smoking is critical for diabetes control

Quitting smoking is a critical step toward diabetes control. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study examined the prevalence trends of current smoking and quit attempts among U.S. adults with and without diagnosed diabetes from 2001 through 2010. For those looking to quit smoking, Tobacco Free Nebraska has a website and a free Quitine.

Gear Up for Gameday with 'Kitchen Quarterbacks'
Cookbook focuses on men, food and football, but with a healthy eating emphasis

Men in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services submitted recipes to the Office of Women's and Men's Health to create the Men's Health Cookbook, titled Kitchen Quarterbacks. Many of the recipes follow a football theme. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences partnered with DHHS to do nutritional analysis of the recipes and provided tips on making the recipes healthier.
Plain Language on the Plains
Free webinar, newsletter offered by Nebraska group

Social media and health literacy will be the topics of a free webinar hosted on Dec. 10. The webinar promoted by Health Literacy Nebraska and is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Also, Health Literacy Nebraska has started a quarterly newsletter. To receive the newsletter, please send your name and email address to lpounds@unmc.edu.
World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14
There are four key messages that must be heard

The International Diabetes Federation has designated the blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes. Until 2006, there was no global symbol for diabetes. The circle is also the main symbol of World Diabetes Day, which is Nov. 14. There are currently 371 million people living with diabetes and another 280 million are at high risk of developing the disease. Half a billion people are expected to be living with diabetes by 2030. Learn more about the day and the IDF's four key messages.
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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