NEWS / DIABETES MONTH 2013: DIABETES IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

 

November is Diabetes Month

 

November is National Diabetes Month!  The theme for 2013 was: Diabetes is a Family Affair.

 

"Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways."

-NDEP National Diabetes  Month 2013 Talking Points & Tips for Working with the Media

 

National Diabetes Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about preventing type 2 diabetes.  It's also a great time to let your community know about your lifestyle change program, promote the success of your program so far, or enroll new participants in your program.  Below are some tools and materials that you can use to help raise awareness:

 

  • CDC Prediabetes Test Widget: Place this widget on your website to help users learn whether they are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. A Spanish language widget is also available.
     
  • NDEP's Promotional Toolkit: The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has a toolkit to support your National Diabetes Month outreach efforts, and Talking Points and Tips for Working with the Media, to help you promote National Diabetes Month.
     
  • ADA Promotional Materials: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has electronic and print materials for raising awareness about type 2 diabetes.
     
  • Common Ground Lifestyle Change Program Resources: Common Ground has several resources for raising awareness about your lifestyle change program.  Check out the RESOURCES section of the community for these resources, including some customizable marketing materials for the program.

 

Several of these materials are helpful for raising awareness of type 2 diabetes and enrolling participants in your program any time of the year, so be sure to check them out!

 

 

Question for Lifestyle Coaches: What have you done to raise awareness about preventing type 2diabetes or about your program?  Let us know by leaving a comment below!

 

Comments

Helen Robinson, DTTAC Staff

Here are some examples I found of how organizations got the word out about their lifestyle change programs during Diabetes Month in November. Add a comment below if your organization also was featured in the local media!

King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky:

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1128608411/Diabetes-screenings-education-offered

Pen Bay Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center in Maine:

http://www.penbaypilot.com/affiliate-post/november-national-diabetes-month/23252?source=featuredafp

Y in New York:

http://northport.patch.com/groups/health-and-wellness/p/y-offering-1-diabetes-program-northport

December 5, 2013, 2:19 PM
DTTAC Emory University

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