Nebraska Diabetes Prevention
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      Last Update: 10/07/2014 at 3 p.m. 
 
 
As part of Diabetes Awareness month, the Nebraska State Capitol was illuminated in blue for a night. (Photo by Bill Wiley/DHHS)
  
 
"Our mission is to reduce the impact of diabetes in Nebraska
by promoting and improving diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management."
The Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was established in 1978 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
 
Diabetes Program Staff:
Program Manager—Kathy Goddard, RD, LMNT, CDE
Research Analyst—Bryan Rettig, MS
Community Health Educator—Joshua Russo, MAM
 
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Diabetes is:
  • The leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • A major cause of heart diease and stroke.
  • The seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
 
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The Diabetes Newsbeat newsletter is distributed by email each month. The publication discusses diabetes care and prevention as well as provide recipes, care tips and other features.


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For more information, contact: 
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-4411
1-800-745-9311 (ask for Diabetes Section)

 


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