Welcome to the Minnesota Diabetes Program Website!
Diabetes News and Announcements
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.
November is National Diabetes Month …
and the Minnesota Department of Health urges you to take small but important steps with your family to manage, delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. Click here to learn more.
You can control your diabetes!
Don’t let it control you. Here are some tips and resources for living well with diabetes.
Be a Health Literacy Hero!
October is Health Literacy Month. Take action and find ways to improve how you communicate about health.
Search for a Minnesota National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) near you.
The CDC National Registry of Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs lists contact information for programs that offer type 2 diabetes prevention programs. Use this link to FIND A PROGRAM in Minnesota.
Diabetes and Prediabetes Fact Sheets(updated 3-21-2013)How do diabetes and prediabetes affect Minnesotans? Who is at risk? What are the trends? What does this tell us? What can you do about it? Learn more using the new fact sheets on Diabetes and Prediabetes.
Click here to take the diabetes risk test [http://stopdiabetes.com/get-the-facts/risk-test.html]
Click here to take one step and make a plan for preventing diabetes [http://ndep.nih.gov/resources/diabetes-healthsense/just-one-step.aspx]
Listing of Diabetes Support Groups in Minnesota updated for 2013. Click here to download [PDF/175 KB].
The Process for Medication Disposal
Medications play a vital role in our health care system, and sometimes there can be unused and expired over-the-counter and prescription medication. Click here for more on the recommended procedure for medication disposal. [http://mnsmartdisposal.com/]