Nebraska Diabetes Prevention
and Control Program
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Last Update: 12/31/2012 3:15 PM
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, management, and education."
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
Community Health Nurse—Andrea Riley, RN, BSN
Research Analyst—Bryan Rettig, MS
Community Health Educator—Joshua Russo, BA
- Diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population
- Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
- Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
- Pre-diabetes: 79 million people
- 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.
The Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (NDPCP) is committed to improving the health of the citizens of Nebraska at risk or with diabetes by:
- Facilitating statewide partnerships with healthcare systems, communities and other partners and stakeholders.
- Coordinating statewide efforts to improve quality of care.
- Collecting and disseminating diabetes surveillance and evaluation data for program development and policy guidance.
- Facilitating efforts to address health disparities in high-risk populations.
- Developing and promoting population-based community interventions.
- Developing and promoting culturally appropriate health communications.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, along with Mike Wight and Joey Mumaugh, created a television commercial, which was aired for most of November 2012 on Channel 10-11. (Above)
The Diabetes Newsbeat
newsletter is distributed four times a year. The publication discusses diabetes care and prevention as well as provide recipes, care tips and other features.
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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