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National statistics show a growing prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among the U.S. population. In addition to the health impact for affected individuals, the cost of care and decreased productivity constitute a significant expense to employers that continues to rise each year. But diabetes can be controlled and type 2 diabetes may be prevented in people with prediabetes.

AAOHN is leveraging resources to provide occupational health nurses with the latest evidence-based education in support of their day-to-day prevention and management of diabetes in the workplace.

NDEP_logo_2012_vertical.jpg   Diabetes at Work, developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a one-stop shopping site for the occupational and environmental health professional, with resources that provide the latest evidence-based education about diabetes and offers guidance for planning, building and promoting workplace activities for the prevention and management of diabetes as part of a wellness program.

Through a series of webinars over the course of a year, OHNs can learn about a variety of topics concerning diabetes from leading national experts, including:

The education and resources AAOHN presents will prepare you to plan National Diabetes Month (November), Heart Month (February), and World Diabetes Day (March).

National Diabetes Month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The National Diabetes Education Program advises a different theme each year. Learn more and access National Diabetes Month resources from NDEP.