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The Minnesota Diabetes and Heart Health Collaborative is a voluntary group working together to keep you informed about ways to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.
Pre-Diabetes, What Can We Do About It?
Provider Webinar held Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Program with funds from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ State Diabetes Prevention Program 2013 grant. Hosted by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Presented by J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE, Medical Director and CEO, MN Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology (MNCOME) and Teresa L. Pearson, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE diabetes educator and Director, Clinical Services at Halleland Habicht Consulting.
Provider’s Prediabetes Tool Kit
Visit the newly updated MN Dept of Health’s I CAN Prevent Diabetes Prediabetes Health Providers Tool Kit to see the updated Minnesota Prediabetes Screening and Treatment Algorithm, new CDC tools for providers and patients to promote the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and Where to Find a NDPP Group in Minnesota, and current Minnesota factsheets about the impact of diabetes and prediabetes in our state.
Great American Smokeout – November 21st
No matter what type of diabetes you have, smoking makes your diabetes harder to control.
If you don’t have diabetes, smoking increases your risk for getting type 2 diabetes.
The good news – if you quit smoking, you will see the benefits right away. Look better. Feel better. Be better!
CLICK HERE to Learn More about Diabetes & Smoking
CLICK HERE for Resources for Quitting
November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
Visit the International Diabetes Federation’s latest Diabetes Atlas [http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas] for new estimates on the prevalence of the diabetes pandemic. Use these numbers to raise awareness in your community and to stimulate action on diabetes to protect our future.
Diabetes is a Family Affair
Diabetes affects everyone in the family. If you have diabetes, ask everyone in your family to help you manage your disease. If you live with a person with diabetes, your support is important in helping prevent serious health problems.
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes (with a mother, father, brother, or sister), you are at greater risk for the disease. Take steps now to lower your risk.
Click here for resources to help you live better with diabetes and to help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk for having a stroke. Learn more about:
your risk for stroke [American Diabetes Association]
signs and symptoms of a stroke [National Stroke Association]
Prevent strokes. Lower your risk today.
Know your risk. Take the quiz and take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes!
- ADA diabetes risk test [http://stopdiabetes.com/get-the-facts/risk-test.html]
- NDEP tool to help people take one step and make a plan for preventing diabetes [http://ndep.nih.gov/resources/diabetes-healthsense/just-one-step.aspx]
- Sample Diabetes Alert day announcement [DOC/39KB]
- Diabetes Alert Talking Points (ADA) [PDF/382KB
Listing of Diabetes Support Groups in Minnesota updated for 2013. Click here to download [PDF/175 KB].
Click here to download the redesigned 4” x 5.25” ad
[PDF/377KB - http://www.mn-dc.org/downloads/FamilyTree2013.pdf]
If you have diabetes or prediabetes, following these simple steps can keep you and your family healthy.
Click here to download the 4”x5.25” ad
[PDF/911KB - http://www.mn-dc.org/downloads/ad2012expo.pdf]
Cholesterol: Do you know your numbers?
Too much cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol, can lead to heart attack and stroke. This ad urges people to know their cholesterol numbers and to talk to their doctor.
Click here to download the 4”x5.25” ad
[PDF/424KB - http://www.mn-dc.org/downloads/cholesterolAdv2.pdf]