American Diabetes Association:
Information About Pre-diabetes, including a risk quiz and tips for preventing type 2 diabetes and managing diabetes for adults who may be at risk for pre-diabetes.
- National Diabetes Statistics Report
- Diabetes Data and Statistics (national, state, and county data available)
- Overweight and Obesity. US Obesity Trends. Trends by State
The original research study materials for the DPP have been updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new curriculum for participants is called Lifestyle Intervention. This is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Similar curriculum are used by the Y-USA and Indian Health Services.
View and download the NDPP curriculum at the CDC website
- Just Move It Let’s Get 1 Million American Indians and Alaska Natives Moving!
Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Program:
- Places to walk in the Twin Cities
- Diabetes Facts
- To view the activities of the Minnesota Diabetes Program and the services offered, please visit the Minnesota Diabetes Program Website.
- Youth (10-17 yr)
- Youth Algorithm 89 Kb
- Recognizing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children – An Algorithm for Primary Care Providers 140 Kb discusses the epidemiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes in youth. It also explains the complications and treatment of the disease. A concise, easy-to-follow algorithm to assist providers in diagnosing and treating adolescents with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes is included in the article.
- Tips for Teens 603 Kb
- Tips for Kids 5.36 Mb
- Activity pyramid (Spanish Version 781 Kb) (English version 564 Kb)
- Choose My Plate, USDA
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP):
- More than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes: This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.
- We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes: Tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.
- Movimiento por su vida: This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes. Use this music CD to encourage individuals or groups to exercise. BONUS FEATURE: this CD also contains a music video, Movimiento por su vida that can be viewed on a DVD player.
- Visit the redesigned NDEP website for a sortable list of publications by topic and a reorganized resources section (formerly campaign tools)
- A Step in the Right Direction: 80 kb PDF
Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2
- The Science: Diabetes Prevention. September 2008 ppt (3.91 MB)
- Diabetes Prevention Program Fact Sheet 131 kb PDF
- Prevengamos la Diabetes Tipo 2. Paso a Paso
- Small Steps, Big Reward Game Plan
- Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs
(available in 14 Asian languages)
- The Road to Health Toolkit. NDEP-111. New March 2009. Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this tool kit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. See Users, Activities, Resource Guides and Flip chart sections.
- Tips for Kids: How To Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (NDEP-98) This easy-to-read tip sheets contain the basics about reducing risk for type 2 diabetes for children and their families. Includes a list of resources for more information. April 2009
- Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention NDEP-69ENT
In the News
About 345,000 Minnesotans with high blood pressure report not receiving recommended diabetes testing
The Minnesota Department of Health announced the publication of a study finding 1 in 3 adults with high blood pressure reported they did not receive a diabetes test during the past three years.
This work, led by MDH’s Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke Programs, appears in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Read the full article.
As the article states, the most common pairing of chronic conditions across ages is diabetes and hypertension. Nearly 20% of Minnesota adults with high blood pressure reported having diabetes, and nearly 11% reported having prediabetes.
Still, the study findings suggest that many at-risk Minnesotans are not being screened for diabetes, or they don’t know that they’ve been screened. For that reason, it’s important that people know their blood pressure numbers, ask about screenings, and get the support they need to lead healthier lives.
Everyone can play a part in increasing the number of people who are screened for diabetes.
Healthcare providers can:
- Use electronic medical records to better identify adults who need regular screening and when those screenings should happen.
- Refer patients with prediabetes or diabetes to a Diabetes Prevention or Management Program, to help them better manage their condition and reduce health risks.
People with high blood pressure can:
- Schedule a preventive appointment with their provider – it’s a covered benefit.
- Ask your provider if you’ve been screened for diabetes, and if not, ask to be screened. Blood glucose screening for people with diagnosed hypertension is a covered preventive service.
- Recognizing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children – An Algorithm for Primary Care Providers discusses the epidemiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes in youth. It also explains the complications and treatment of the disease. A concise, easy-to-follow algorithm to assist providers in diagnosing and treating adolescents with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes is included in the article.
- Bending the curve on diabetes – Physician engagement can improve outcomes is a useful summary of the prevalence and cost of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in Minnesota. It also details the diabetes prevention activities taking place in Minnesota. It provides education on the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and diagnostic criteria. It offers action steps physicians can take to play a role in diabetes prevention. It is an easy to read article for consumers or providers working with patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
- Prediabetes… A Family Affair is practical synopsis of pre-diabetes in an easy to read format. It explains the prevalence of prediabetes. Likewise it provides a good definition of what prediabetes is by naming the symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic tests and treatment of prediabetes.