Nebraska Diabetes Prevention
and Control Program

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Continuing Education Opportunities

Check out the Every Woman Matters Professional Education page for Diabetes Standards of Care & Quality Improvement and other online presentations with free contact hours.

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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

Part of keeping people healthy, especially those with diabetes, is advising them to reduce their tobacco use. Tobacco-Free Nebraska is an excellent resource available to help healthcare providers. Learn more at QuitNow.ne.gov.

Have Diabetes? Consider a Tobacco-Free Life!  We have new FREE information for patients on how smoking affects their diabetes.  Check out our Materials & Publications page to order.  

View our online presentation, titled "Diabetes and Tobacco Use: What Clinic Staff Need to Know" on the Office of Women's Health Professional Education pageGreat information for every member of the health care team. One free contact hour for nurses! 

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    Defend Against Diabetes

    Are you a healthcare professional interested in diabetes prevention?  Join our stakeholders group and help us spread the word across the state on how people can prevent type 2 diabetes.  Email dhhs.diabetes@nebraska.gov for more information.

    Tell your at-risk patients about www.defendagainstdiabetes.ne.gov and have them take the diabetes risk assessment test.

    See what a local physician had to say about "Defend Against Diabetes" on KOLN 10/11 news on the DHHS YouTube page.  Video courtesy KOLN/KGIN-TV 1011now.com

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    National Diabetes Prevention Program
    Over the span of a year, the National Diabetes Prevention Program can change your life.
    • Losing only 7% of your body weight reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%

    • Participants in the program get help and support to make and sustain lifestyle changes.

    The program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. In the program, a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.

     

    The program is currently offered through the Panhandle Public Health Department in the Nebraska Panhandle, the Omaha Metro YMCAs, and through the Kearney YMCA.

    More locations will be available soon.

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    Toolkits and Other Resources:

    Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Toolkit

    Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN  to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Healthcare Provider Toolkit.  This toolkit contains a decision pathway to diagnose and treat pre-diabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, an office poster, and copier-ready patient education materials. These materials help people to take steps to prevent or delay diabetes.

     

    The Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the dis

    For more information, call the National Diabetes Education Program at 1-800-438-5383 or visit www.ndep.nih.gov.

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    Provider's Guide to Preventing Diabetes Foot Problems

    pdficon.gif (914 bytes) Feet Can Last a Lifetime. A Health Care Providers Guide to Preventing Diabetes Foot Problems. This kit contains all of the tools you need to identify and diagnose foot problems and to educate your problems.

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    Diabetes Guide for Schools

    Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel.   National Diabetes Education Program's (NDEP's) recently updated resource helps students with diabetes, their health care team, school staff, and parents work together to provide optimal diabetes management in the school setting. Developed with and supported by leading diabetes, pediatric medicine, education, and health professional groups, the guide helps to ensure that students with diabetes are medically safe and have access to all educational opportunities and activities.

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    Centers for Disease Control's Diabetes Report Card 2012

    Diabetes Report Card 2012 uses 2010 data -- the most recent data available -- to present a profile of diabetes and its complications at the national and state level. It includes information about prediabetes awareness, diabetes outcomes, and risk factors.

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    Road to Health Toolkit

    Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, the Road to Health Toolkit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

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    Native Diabetes Wellness Program
    Eating healthy can be especially challenging during the holidays. The program aims to educate Native American youths about Type 2 diabetes through the Eagle Book Series. The books share tips, tools, and tricks to continues a healthy lifestyle. The series - complete with an online toolkit - educates, entertains, and inspires Native American Families to be active and eat healthy. The Native Diabetes Wellness Program also supports the Traditional Foods Project, a five-year program that supports communities in their efforts to sustain and reclaim traditional foods.

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    Contact Information
    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 Program)

     


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