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Diabetes Newsbeat
Managing Diabetes Through the Holidays

CDC, MyPlate are offering tips for meal planning, traveling during the season

Having diabetes should not stop someone from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. Preparation is the most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities. Know what you will be eating, how to enjoy a few traditional favorites while sticking with a healthy meal plan, and how to pack necessary supplies for a trip with tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. MyPlate is also offering tips for meals through the holiday season.

Learn, Get Active During Diabetes Awareness Month
DPCP urges people during November to learn about the impacts of diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Nearly 115,000 children and adults living in Nebraska have diabetes, and the cost of diabetes to Nebraska has been estimated at $1 billion annually. The Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program encourages Nebraskans to help fight diabetes, increase awareness of the disease, make healthy lifestyle choices, and provide care and treatment to those suffering from diabetes. To recognize the month, among other efforts, the DPCP has gathered a list of resources.  
Institute: Remember to Keep an Eye on Your Eyes
People with diabetes should see an eye care professional at least once each year

In the U.S, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults. The condition can creep up quietly, so it is recommended that people with diabetes get an eye exam and talk to an eye care professional about diabetic retinopathy, among other tips. Click here to learn more.
National Eye Institute Discusses Diabetic Eye Disease
National Eye Institute Discusses Diabetic Eye Disease
Tell Us What You Would Like to See on Our Website
DPCP is updating its site and seeks recommendations to better serve Nebraskans

Our program is updating its website in the coming months. Please take a short five minutes to complete our survey about our webpage and let us know what you like about the site, what you want to see more of, or what you think we should change.
Take Steps to Avoid Common Illnesses
USA.gov, NDEP have tips to fight off colds, flu

People with diabetes are at high risk for serious flu complications. As fall becomes winter, not only do the warm coats and scarves come out, but common illnesses such as colds and the flu join us too. There is plenty you can do now to prevent pesky sickness. USA.gov has several helpful resources, including a document explaining the differences between a cold and the flu. Also, the National Diabetes Education Program has information about flu shots.
Looking for a Healthy Recipe? DPCP has Cookbooks
Nebraska DPCP offers cookbooks, some in both English, Spanish versions

The Nebraska DPCP offers versions of cookbooks on its website. The books feature healthy recipes and nutrition information. Because of funding priorities, these cookbooks - and many other DPCP educational materials - will soon no longer be offered in print versions, but they will be offered online. If you wish to receive a physical copy of a cookbook (if available), contact Joshua Russo.
ADA Offers Care4Life Text Messages  
Program offers free tips for people with Type 2 diabetes

Managing Type 2 diabetes takes planning, knowledge, motivation and dedication. But you do not have to do it alone. As part of the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program, the American Diabetes Association offers a free program, Care4Life, that sends text messages to help people with diabetes.
Omaha-Area Volunteers Sought for Diabetes Study
Researchers are looking at role of Vitamin D in preventing, delaying diabetes 

Researchers in Omaha need 150 participants to take part in a $40 million, five-year trial that is being conducted at 20 sites throughout the country, including Omaha. The goal is to learn whether vitamin D will keep adults age 30 or older with pre-diabetes from developing diabetes. Click here to learn more.

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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