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The Growth of Diabetes

Addressing the issue head on

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

The Growth of Diabetes (04/14/2005)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What is the diabetes outlook for individuals born in the year 2000?
  2. How does diabetes affect lifespan and quality of life?
  3. How much does diabetes cost the United States each year?
  4. What are some of the medical complications associated with the disease?
  5. What is the California Academy of Family Physicians doing to address the diabetes epidemic?
  6. What individual life style choices influence the toll taken by diabetes?

Related Links

All About Diabetes (ADA)
The American Diabetes Association provides a comprehensive resource for diabetes information.

Diabetes Detection Initiative: Finding the Undiagnosed (NIH) )
A community-based initiative designed to increase blood testing for individuals who are at high-risk for diabetes and to increase diagnosis for those with unrecognized diabetes.

New Directions in Diabetes Care (California Academy of Family Physicians)
Visit the CAFP web site to learn more about the group's Diabetes Care initiative.

Diabetes in Hispanic Americans (NDIC)
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse explains the serious health challenge Hispanics are facing.

Diabetes in African Americans (NDIC)
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse explains the serious health challenge African Americans are facing.

National Diabetes Education Program (CDC and NIH)
The Centers for Diseases Control, the National Institutes of Health, and 200 partners are working together on this project to improve the treatment and outcomes of diabetes in individuals, families, communities, and health care systems.

Paso a Paso (Step by Step) (CDC and NIH)
This campaign, available in English and Spanish and sponsored by the National Diabetes Education Program, teaches people about the small steps they can take to prevent diabetes.

Effects of Diabetes (CDC)
The Centers for Disease control answers questions about diabetes-related health concerns.

Pre-Diabetes: A Serious Health Threat (Discovery Channel Health)
DiscoveryHealth.com defines the signs, symptoms, causes and risks of pre-diabetes.

Do You Know Your Blood Glucose Level? (ADA)
A recent national survey conducted by the American Diabetes Association reveals that 7 out of 10 Americans are not aware of their blood glucose (sugar) level, which is critical information for determining the presence of diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Links updated: 20 January 2009
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