New videos, website offer important resources for people affected by diabetes
An education program of the NIH and the CDC, provides free information and resources for health care professionals, people at risk for type 2 diabetes, people with diabetes and those who care for them. The CDC reports that diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States.
Akinso: The National Institutes of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention offer important online resources for people affected by diabetes.
Fradkin: The National Diabetes Education Program is offering a series of short videos and an online tool called Diabetes Health Sense.
Akinso: Dr. Judy Fradkin is a director of diabetes research at the NIH.
Fradkin: Diabetes Health Sense provides easy provides easy access to more than a 140 resources. We looked across hundreds of resources to choose the ones that we thought would be most useful to people with diabetes and at risk of diabetes.
Akinso: The video series is the latest addition to NDEPís offerings in lifestyle changes. Visitors to the site can view videos featuring expert professionals as well as people living with diabetes. Dr. Fradkin talks about what these videos have to offer.
Fradkin: So weíve created a series of three to five minute videos that feature people living with diabetes or at risk for diabetes and how they solved the challenges of making positive change.
Akinso: Dr. Fradkin adds that people may know what to do to improve their health, but figuring out how to do it can be one of the biggest challenges.
Fradkin: You probably know that being physically active or eating a healthier diet can help you lose weight but people donít know how to make the change and actually change what they eat and how active they are. And this gives tools to help take those first steps and really to track your progress and we know that tracking progress is associated with doing better.
Akinso: Diabetes HealthSense includes links to tools and programs to help people set goals and find ways to deal with stress and emotions that prevent a person from achieving their goals, whether they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. To view the site, visit www.yourdiabetesinfo.org/HealthSense. This is Wally Akinso at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.
About This Audio Report
Reporter: Wally Akinso
Sound Bite: Dr. Fradkin
Topic: Diabetes, videos