NDEP updates website with new videos

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program has unveiled a series of videos designed to help people make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes.

The NDEP said the three- to five-minute videos, which can be accessed at YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense, address such topics as setting goals to improve health, living with diabetes and finding the support you need, as well as segments on diabetes prevention and physical activity. The launch of the videos coincides with the redesign of the NDEP’s online library of behavior change resources.

“For more than 14 years, the NDEP has been [at] the forefront of raising awareness about diabetes, but more needs to be done to provide resources and tools to support healthcare providers and their patients when it comes to achieving and sustaining health goals,” said Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, one of the sponsors of NDEP.

The NDEP is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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