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Awareness and Prevention Series

Ideal for health fairs and similar venues, the NIDDK Awareness and Prevention Series presents brief overviews of common health problems to raise awareness among people not yet diagnosed. Each handout provides information in English and Spanish. More complete information on each topic is available in the A to Z list of topics and titles.

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Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke: What You Need to Know
Briefly describes the increased risk of heart disease and stroke among people with long-standing diabetes and lists additional risk factors that can contribute to these complications. Offers tips for preventing heart disease and stroke.
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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Defines gestational diabetes and lists risk factors. Briefly describes the effects of gestational diabetes on the mother and baby. Offers tips for staying healthy during pregnancy.
PDF Version (536 KB) *

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Prediabetes: What You Need to Know
Defines prediabetes and its potential consequences. Lists risk factors and identifies ways to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
PDF Version (540 KB) *

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Preventing Diabetes Problems: What You Need to Know
Briefly describes diabetes complications and their symptoms. Offers tips for reaching blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol targets.
PDF Version (614 KB) *

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Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Briefly explains diabetes and defines type 2 diabetes. Lists risk factors and symptoms. Offers tips for reaching blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol targets.
PDF Version (640 KB) *

For more titles in the series, see the Digestive Diseases Awareness and Prevention Series, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Awareness and Prevention Series, and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Awareness and Prevention Series.


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Page last updated August 29, 2013


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