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The Diabetes at Work lesson plans have been revised and improved! The eight lesson plans, presentations, and supporting materials are designed to help your employees learn how to best manage their diabetes. Beginning with Understanding Diabetes, the series provides up-to-date diabetes information and tools for your employees. These diabetes management lesson plans and supporting PowerPoint slides can be found on Diabetes at Work under Quick Links/Lesson Plans. 

 

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First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes!

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Eighty-six million US adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes puts people at elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.


Awareness and diagnosis are key. Research shows that once people are aware of their condition, they are much more likely to make the necessary lifestyle changes.


To raise awareness and help people with prediabetes know where they stand and how to prevent type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the Ad Council to launch the first national public service announcement (PSA) campaign about prediabetes. Learn more at Do I Have Prediabetes.

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Answers to diabetes in the workplace questions

 

Question: How can we improve the culture of health among our workforce and in our community?


Answer:
We have to recognize that businesses and employers have tremendous influence on the culture of health in America. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently launched its Health Means Business Campaign. The Health Means Business Campaign website includes numerous resources to help businesses positively affect the health of their employees and local communities.

 

 

Have a question for our experts? Email us, and we'll respond within two days. 

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.