November is National Diabetes Month

english-2-versions_lgThe DuPag County Health Department shared that 86 million adults have prediabetes (that is, are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes) and most don’t know it. The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed.

The Prediabetes Risk Test can be used to see if you, or your employees or clients, are at risk. It only takes a minute. See below for ways you can share the Risk Test with your employees and clients.

Again, the good news is that prediabetes can be reversed. Losing just 5 to 7 percent of one’s body weight (10 to 14 pounds for a 200 pound person) by improving food choices and increasing physical activity can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. Find more lifestyle tips here.

The Prediabetes Risk Test is available online (English and Spanish), as a printable survey (English, Spanish, and Chinese), and as a widget (English) for your website. Helpful resources listed below and available here, including additional talking points.

Ways to Spread the Word about the Prediabetes Risk Test

 Share the Prediabetes Risk Test with your employees

 Distribute the Prediabetes Risk Test at community events and health fairs

 Encourage your patients to take the Prediabetes Risk Test; more resources for healthcare professionals on page 2

 Make the Prediabetes Risk Test available at registration desks and waiting areas

 Forward this information to your distribution lists and community partners

Share Information Online (Social Media, Website, Newsletter)

 Sample social media posts available in English and Spanish

 Add a widget to your website (English)

 Include information in a newsletter with a link to the Prediabetes Risk Test

 Other Resources for Promoting the Prediabetes Risk Test

 Print posters (English and Spanish) and display them

 Display information on messaging monitors

 Check out the Prediabetes Awareness Campaign Toolkit

 Utilize television, radio, live announcer copy, digital, print, and billboard resources available from the Ad Council (English and Spanish); registration and downloads are free but can only be used in free/donated media (not media

purchased in any way)

Diabetes Resources for Community Groups and Healthcare Professionals

 Webinar Recordings for

o Improving Clinical and Community Linkages through Diabetes Self-Management Programs (from Illinois Hospital Association)

o Referral Strategies for Diabetes Programs: Tips for Success (from Illinois Hospital Association)

 Free diabetes self-management education (DSME) train-the-trainer sessions provided by Telligen for the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum; trainings for healthcare professionals, community health workers, and interested lay leaders; eligible class attendees have Medicare, diabetes/prediabetes, and are Hispanic, African American, or rural

Diabetes Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Prevent Diabetes STAT Toolkit

NDEP Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams

NDEP Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

NDEP Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams

NDEP Redesigning the Health Care Team Diabetes Prevention and Lifelong Management

November Resources Focusing on Those Already Diagnosed with Diabetes

This is Diabetes™ Campaign from American Diabetes Association

 National Institute of Health’s National Diabetes Month Resources

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