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Diabetes Newsbeat
Diabetes Educators Association Plans Annual Conference

Event will educate on current trends in diabetes, prediabetes and their impacts

The Nebraska Association of Diabetes Educators will host its annual conference March 28 in Kearney. The program at the conference is designed for healthcare professionals who care for persons with diabetes in various clinical settings. The program will include strategies for supporting these individuals in an effort to change behaviors. Continuing education credits will be available. For more information about the conference, click here.

Event Educates on Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF outreach provides educational, emotional support

Reach & Teach U is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual outreach event for families and individuals affected by type 1 diabetes. This free event - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 25 in Omaha at Embassy Suites in La Vista - provides morning of educational sessions designed to provide important and relevant diabetes information for people living with type 1 diabetes. For more information, call (402) 484-8300 or email lincoln@jdrf.org.
Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Soon
Several Panhandle communities are hosting classes, as well as an Omaha YMCA

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. Classes are currently happening in the Nebraska Panhandle at several locations. Also, the YMCA of Greater Omaha is planning classes.
ADA's Tour de Cure Rides Through Omaha this May
Cycling event for all types of riders, benefits American Diabetes Association 

The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is coming to Omaha on May 31, 2014. Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events in 44 states to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designated for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Click here for more information about the Tour. There is also a Facebook page dedicated to the Tour.
Resource Aids Move from Pediatric to Adult Care
NDEP helps youths, health professionals take more responsibility in transition

Transitioning from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge for teens and young adults with diabetes, their parents, and pediatric and adult health care providers. Diabetes further complicates the emotional and social challenges youth may currently be facing. The National Diabetes Education Program has developed Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care, an online tool to help teens with diabetes make a smooth transition to adult health care. Families and health care professionals will also find these materials helpful.
ADA Has Tips for a Healthy Beginning
Free resource helps make eating with diabetes easier

It's time to start the New Year right. The American Diabetes Association program, titled Recipes for Healthy Living, is a free nutrition resource created to make eating healthy with diabetes easier. The program features daily access to recipes, meal plans, tips and other tools.
DPCP Moving Educational Materials to Website
Nebraska DPCP will soon offer all of its educational materials online

The Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is currently in the process of updating its webpage, and it will soon offer its cookbooks and educational materials on the site. Because of funding priorities, these educational materials will soon no longer be offered in print versions, but they will be offered online. The site is being updated, but if you wish to view some of our online materials, click here. If you wish to receive a physical copy, contact Joshua Russo.
HealthSense Helps You Reach Goals
Resources help people with diabetes, those at risk

The new year is a great time to make lifestyle changes for better health. The National Diabetes Education Program's Diabetes HealthSense can help you find resources to help your patients make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes. This resource has information to help people with diabetes as well as those who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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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