Program Targets Older Americans
The National Diabetes Education Program(NDEP) has launched a campaigntargeting diabetes among the elderly. Thecore of the program "Small Steps, BigRewards"focuses on simple lifestylechanges such as diet and exercise tohelp reduce the risk of serious diabetescomplications including heart disease,stroke, kidney failure, and amputations,noted James Gavin, III, MD, PhD, chairmanof the NDEP.
The initiative includes public serviceannouncements, a publicity campaign,pamphlets with diabetes information andprevention tips, and tools to help individualsbegin a weight-loss program. For moreinformation, visit the NDEP Web site atwww.ndep.nih.gov, or call 800-438-5383.