Texas Diabetes, Fall 2004 Page: 4
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NDEP reaches out
Three new publications from the
National Diabetes Education
Program target pharmacists,
podiatrists, optometrists, and
dentists to help promote a team
approach to comprehensive
"Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A
Guide for Pharmacists, Podiatrists,
Optometrists, and Dental Professionals"
(NDEP-54) is an interdisciplinary primer that
focuses on diabetes-related conditions
affecting the foot, eye, and mouth, as well as
the issues related to drug therapy
management. The primer provides simple
care recommendations to providers in
making cross-disciplinary treatment referrals.
"Working Together to Manage Diabetes:
Diabetes Medications Supplement, 2004"
(NDEP-54-S) provides a snapshot profile of
diabetes medications, insulin medications,
and medications for controlling glycemia,
cholesterol, and blood pressure.
"Working Together to Manage Diabetes:
Poster, 2004" (NDEP-55) can be used by
health professionals in exam or waiting
rooms to help educate patients on
controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and
cholesterol and specific actions they can take
in collaboration with their eye, foot, and
dental professionals and pharmacists to
Single copies of the "Working Together"
guide, supplement, and poster are free of
charge. Up to six additional copies of the
guide and supplement can be purchased for
$1 each. To order the materials visit
or call the National Diabetes Information.
Clearing House at 1-800-860-8747. The
materials also can be downloaded from the
Internet at www.ndep.nih.gov/
Texas Diabetes Council Chair Lawrence
B. Harkless, DPM, San Antonio, was a
member of the work group that helped
develop the new publications.
Need help to get those tweens moving?
The newest products from the VERB campaign to increase physical activity
among young people ages 9 through 13 (tweens) can be ordered or downloaded
from the Internet. While you're there, check out the latest update to the VERB
website for tweens.
Anytime Doubletime Kit for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs): Get your after-school
program, youth club, or other community-based organization involved in VERB Anytime
Doubletime for a fall and winter filled with new physical activities. Use the Anytime Doubletime kit of
materials and games as a two-week program to increase the number of hours that tweens are
physically active. Participating organizations may also enter for a chance to win one of 25 $500
physical activity grants awarded by Kaleidoscope Education Support Group. Go to
www.cdc.govNERB and click on "Materials" to obtain your free kit.
VERB Action Rewards Kit for CBOs and Schools: Need some new ideas for making physical
activity fun for kids? The VERB Action Rewards kit includes VERB collectable pins and stickers to
help motivate and inspire tweens to participate in the physical activity programs or classes offered by
your organization. The kit serves 100 tweens and includes signage, pins, and guidelines for use. Free
kits are available while supplies last. Go to www.cdc.govNERB and click on "Materials"
Tweens Use Real-Life Physical Activity to Energize Online Characters: Using anew feature on
the VERB Web site for tweens, kids create characters called Virts. Tweens power up their Virts by
recording all the active games and sports they play. So the more kids move, the more their Virts move.
Encourage tweens to log on to
www.VERBnow.com to create a Virt
and keep it energized by being active.
VERB It's what you do. is a
national, multicultural, social
marketing campaign coordinated
by the US Department of Health
and Human Services' Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
The VERB campaign encourages
young people to be physically active
every day. The campaign combines
paid advertising, marketing strategies,
and partnership efforts to reach the
distinct audiences of tweens and wwwVERanowcom
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