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Diabetes News You Can Use

Diabetes News You Can Use is a free news bulletin of the Texas Department of State Health Services. It is compiled by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, and highlights information and news related to diabetes.

Diabetes News and Resources

Updated Training Resources for School Staff from the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
The ADA provides a variety of training and support materials that can help prepare school staff to provide care to students with diabetes. Recently they have updated ‘Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel’ to reflect important improvements to diabetes technology and treatment.

Diabetes & Your Feet – Preventing or Managing Foot Issues
The ADA provides a tool for people with diabetes to learn more about how to prevent foot issues or how to manage current foot issues. Information is provided about common foot concerns for people with diabetes and recommendations for the best ways to care for your feet.

Could You Have Prediabetes? – Prediabetes Risk Test
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The CDC, in collaboration with the ADA, developed an online ‘Prediabetes Risk Test’ for people to determine their own risk for prediabetes. The test is available in Spanish and may also be printed out to take later.

Rural Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
The Rural Health Information Hub offers a new toolkit that provides resources and best practices to help rural communities identify, implement, and sustain a program to prevent and/or manage diabetes. The modules in this toolkit contain information and resources to guide developing, evaluating, and sustaining a rural program for diabetes prevention and/or management.

Source: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/