DPCP LogoApril 30, 2014

Diabetes Newsbeat
Don't Let Diabetes Knock You Off Your Feet

Take time to educate yourself and others about proper foot care.

With April being Limb Loss Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to discuss steps you can take to stop diabetes from knocking you off your feet. People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems, making them more likely to have a foot or leg amputated than other people. The American Diabetes Association has several suggestions on how you can take care of your feet.

The National Diabetes Education Program also has a brochure titled Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime with tips to help people take care of their feet and prevent serious foot problems.

Quitline Releases New Infographic
Tobacco Free Nebraska encourages sharing of the resource

The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline infographic has been updated for 2013. The infographic is a great resource to share with community partners and policymakers.
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created an infographic discussing the links between smoking and diabetes.
Support both Tobacco Free Nebraska and CDC's tobacco control and prevention efforts by posting infographics to your Web site, blog, or social networking site.
Study: One in 10 American Adults Has Diabetes
Research also shows that testing methods for the disease have improved

The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the disease, National Diabetes Education Program researchers reported. Also, 21 million American adults had confirmed diabetes in 2010.

ADA Offers Program That Helps When You Need It
Year-long Living with Type 2 Diabetes is free and offers a free mobile program

Living With Type 2 Diabetes is a free, year-long program offered by the American Diabetes Association with information and support to help live well with diabetes. As an added benefit, the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program also offers Care4life, a free mobile program that sends personalized text messages with reminders, recipes and tips on how to stay motivated.
Nebraska's Tour de Cure More Than A Cycling Event
Event is an opportunity to raise funds in the fight to stop diabetes

The Tour de Cure on May 31 is a life-changing event. Riders of all levels join forces in the fight to stop diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. The ride is for both occasional riders and experienced cyclists. For more information, contact Amy Bellows at (402) 571-1101, ext. 6882, or abellows@diabetes.org.
Minority Health Conference Planned
Event will have national speakers, breakout sessions

If you work in the areas of health care or public health, you know the importance of cultural competence and health literacy in improving health communication across Nebraska. The Nebraska State Minority Health Conference - which will be June 24 and 25 in Kearney - is an opportunity to network with colleagues while learning about what's happening in the areas of cultural competency and health literacy in Nebraska.

Study Looks at Diabetes Progression, Complications
One of the study's aims shows the increase of type 2 diabetes diagnoses in youths

Four new analyses of data from the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) trial have revealed important information about the challenges of controlling type 2 diabetes progression and preventing its complications in young people.

Health of Every County Analyzed
Rankings also look at diabetes data in Nebraska

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have released the fifth-annual County Health Rankings. The ranking examine 29 factors that help measure the health and well-being of people in every county in the country.
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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