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Iowa Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Diabetes Eye Month Media Kit

This kit is designed for you to customize the components for your individual program efforts.

Included in this kit you will find:

For ideas in how to work with the media, visit the National Diabetes Education Program website http://ndep.nih.gov/.

Brochure Adobe Acrobat Logo – Reproduce in color or black and white

  1. Customize the back panel with your own organizational message; use the center back panel to add your return address for a mailer.
  2. If you do not want to make a three-fold brochure, use the backside of the brochure as a one-page handout.
  3. Consider placing brochures at the following sites: hospital diabetes centers, eye care professionals’ offices, medical professionals; offices, clinics and health maintenance organizations, community health centers, diabetes support group meetings, health departments, senior citizen center, pharmacies.

Patient Information Sheet Adobe Acrobat Logo – This handout discusses:

  • Who needs an eye examination and how often should they be examined?
  • What to do to prepare for a diabetic retinopathy screening eye examination
  • What should be done for adequate screening for diabetic retinopathy?
  • What questions to ask of the eye doctor who does the diabetic retinopathy screening

Poster panels Adobe Acrobat Logo – Three panels developed on a legal size paper in Word format that can be taken to a printer, enlarged and laminated to make your own organizational display.

  1. Print the panels on legal paper and use as posters in your office area.
  2. Use the enlarged panels as a display in the lobby of your local hospital, library, bank, post office, grocery store, community center, church or other public building during the month of November or another time you choose for your awareness intervention.
  3. Use your local school or Area Education Association to enlarge and laminate the display panels for a nominal fee.

Resources - A list of resources that may assist you with your diabetes eye care awareness activities.

Stickers Compressed File Logo - Three different designs are available; 2 designs using Avery 5164 (label size 3.33” X 4”) format; one design using Avery 5395 (name badge standard label size 2.33” X 3.38”) format.

Ideas for stickers:

  1. Provide stickers to program staff to wear as a reminder for patients with diabetes to get an annual eye examination.
  2. Hand out stickers to all patients as a reminder for family and friends that have diabetes to get an annual eye examination.
  3. Provide the stickers as a “freebie” at your health fair exhibit table.
  4. Provide health reporters stickers to wear when doing a news segment about your diabetes eye awareness campaign efforts.
  5. Partner with a local school having children who have family or friends with diabetes wear a sticker home from school as a reminder for their loved ones to get an annual eye examination.

Individual sticker downloads:

Reporting Form Adobe Acrobat Logo – Please complete this form to tell us about your activities. Your comments will help determine the use and reach of the campaign and help plan future activities.